Sweet Sundays: Maple Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

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Gluten-Free Vegan Maple Chocolate Chip Cashew CookiesAs mentioned last Friday, I have found a new love in The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. But beyond the obviously wholesome collard greens recipe and balsamic roasted beets that I first trialed, there are some “healthified” dessert recipes in that book, which should not be ignored. I started with the Coconut Cashew Cookies, but since my husband is not a huge coconut fan and he likes his dessert on the sweeter side, I made a few modifications.

The resultant Maple Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies have a unique but addictive flavor that is maple-rich. Once allowed too cool, they are very cohesive, particularly for gluten-free AND egg-free gems, yet they still have a nice thick, cookie dough-esque texture (not cake-like in the least bit!) that I simply adored. Like all recipes in The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, these cookies are free from refined sugars, and made with “whole food” ingredients. Perhaps these might be a good gluten-free option for the Global Vegan Bake Sale. See the Recipe on One Frugal Foodie.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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