Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holiday season is upon us which means one thing – cookies.
Yeah yeah, it also means family and thoughtfulness and hope for the
future. But it mostly means cookies. And if you have made any
chocolate chip cookies in your life, you probably know that most
include eggs. And if you’ve done any paleo baking, you know that
most paleo baked goods include almond flour. So if you have a food
sensitivity or even an allergy to eggs or nuts, you can feel a tad
screwed. And that’s just not fair, especially around the
holidays.

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well I’m one of those people that is screwed when it comes to
nuts and eggs. Screwed probably isn’t the best word when talking
about nuts and eggs, but you know what I mean. You get me. Before I
even took my own at-home EverlyWell Food
Sensitivity
test, I noticed that I had a hard time digesting
both nuts and eggs. I first noticed the sensitivity to almond
butter when I was eating SO MUCH on a daily basis and was feeling
constantly bloated and was experiencing regular break outs. Then
once I cut nuts out of my diet completely, those issues subsided.
Next up was eggs. And that was a hard pill to swallow. Eggs were a
daily occurrence in my life. I had them for breakfast, I baked with
them, I had them for a snack…but my skin issues continued even
without nuts in my life. Until I finally faced the music and cut
out eggs. That’s when my skin problems were finally under control
(along with the help of a dermatologist and esthetician, duh).

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

But as you probably know, eggs and almond flour are two of the
main ingredients in most paleo baked goods. Luckily the longer
paleo has been in the publics eye, the more creative people
continue to get with other types of flours. I’ve used coconut
flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot starch and potato starch in all
kinds of baked goods. Then I was introduced to cassava flour last
year and fell in love. From what I’ve been told, it is very
similar to wheat flour and you can often swap it 1:1 in recipes
you’ve made over the years instead of trying massively modify the
recipe. And I’ve loved working with it! With cassava flour,
I’ve made Cassava
Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Biscuits & Gravy
Casserole
 and Applesauce Spice
Bread
. So when EverlyWell challenged me to
creating a holiday recipe based off my food sensitivities, cassava
flour was the first ingredient that popped in my head.

Now for the hardest ingredient – the egg. I’ve had MANY
requests for more egg-free recipes but it was a challenge for me.
I’ve found that replacements such as banana just take away from
the flavor and texture, and applesauce can tend the make the baked
good a little bit wet. Luckily, I just recently found this
egg replacer
 and decided to give it a try. And I’m now
simply obsessed with it! I could tell absolutely no difference with
this egg replacer, it was just like an egg once the cookies were
baked!!

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I took my Food
Sensitivity
test back in May, I was not surprised when my test
results showed me that I had a moderate reactivity to almonds and
dairy, both of which I was indulging in a little bit too much at
that time. My mild reactivity list included egg white and egg yolk,
peanuts, cashews, walnuts, cheese, and yogurt, all foods I love,
especially around the holidays. But after taking my Food
Sensitivity
test, I am now more aware of which foods are worth
indulging in and which ones are worth staying away from. For me,
eggs and nuts are a no-go and EverlyWell helped affirm those
assumptions I had.

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

In case you haven’t heard of EverlyWell yet, EverlyWell offers health testing
in the comfort of your own home. You’ll find a ton of different
tests that they offer such as food sensitivity, heavy metals, sleep
and stress, STDs, thyroid, metabolism, and a ton of others.
You’ll be sent your test in the mail that includes detailed
instructions, collection tools, secure sample container, and a
pre-paid shipping package to return your kit in after you’ve
collected the sample. Once you send your kit back, you’ll receive
results in about 5 business days. It’s so freaking easy! And you
can review all your results online and even print out your results
to take to your own doctor.

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you haven’t given EverlyWell a try yet, right now
is the perfect time. Get your results back before the holidays and
know which foods are the best for you during this indulgent time!
And when you use code PALEOMG at checkout, you’ll get
15% off your test order
! Click here to see all
the tests and get your discount now before it’s gone! You can
even use it to purchase a test for a friend! Give the gift of
knowledge this holiday season. And also give the gift of these
cookies. You’re going to be so excited how good they are, even
without almonds and eggs!

PaleOMG Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Yields 14-15 cookies
Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Line a
    baking sheet
    with
    parchment
    paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together

    egg replacer
    and cold water and set aside for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add softened

    ghee
    ,
    maple sugar
    and
    vanilla extract
    and beat for about 1 minute. Then add
    egg replacer
    and beat together for about 15 seconds.
  4. Lastly add
    cassava flour
    1/4 cup at a time and beat until combine. Then
    add baking soda, salt and
    cinnamon
    and beat once more for about 10 seconds.
  5. Lastly fold in chocolate
    chips.
  6. Use a
    cookie scoop
    to shape 14-15 cookies into round balls and place
    evenly throughout the
    baking sheet
    .
  7. Place in oven to bake for 16
    minutes, until the edges begin to only slightly brown. Remove from
    oven and let cool on
    baking sheet
    for about 10 minutes then place on a cooling rack
    for another 5 minutes or more. Then eat and be happy as can
    be!!

by juli

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Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies