Buckwheat Chocolate Cookies

It was time to make something with chocolate. The weather has gotten a bit cooler (Noooooooooooo….) and dinner requests have included potatoes again. The heat isn’t affecting our bellies as it was last week and our appetites have returned. I’ve been craving anything with oats, buckwheat pancakes and dark chocolate.  I decided to merge them all together and make a healthy cookie.  Make no mistake, there IS chocolate in this cookie, but all around it’s healthy. You could add raw sugar to the recipe to make this a sweeter, more indulgent treat – but we’re doing well without added sugar (and the chocolate chips have organic cane sugar in them already).

For these cookies, I used Gold Label virgin coconut oil. It’s my new favorite organic coconut oil, because it has a delicious natural aroma of coconut – which added a tasty flavour to these cookies. As a side note, a lot of people ask me how to cook with coconut oil. I will be writing a specific post about that soon…

Little A. played with his blocks, patiently, as the cookies cooled down. When it was time to sit at the table, he couldn’t have been any happier. We dipped them in coconut milk and lots of Mmmm and Good, Mama were said and a few too many cookies were enjoyed. The thing that pleases me while watching him imitate the cookie monster, is that I know just what he’s putting into his tiny body and there’s nothing artificial about it 🙂

Buckwheat Chocolate Cookies
Makes 12 large cookies

1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup of ground gluten-free oats (or oat flour)
1/2 cup of ground almonds (or almond flour)
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil
1 cup of dairy-free dark chocolate chips
1 tsp of organic vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup of honey

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all flours with baking powder.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs and add vanilla.
  3. Pour into dry mix, then stir in coconut oil and honey as well.
  4. On low stove-top heat, melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips until of smooth consistency (2-3 minutes).
  5. Combine with the cookie dough and blend thoroughly. Sprinkle in remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Place cookie dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F and remove dough from freezer.
  8. On two cookie sheets, place twelve large dough balls and flatten slightly with a spoon (as seen in picture). Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy with a glass of cold coconut milk!
Now, let’s talk giveaway!! This month, I’ll be posting a lot about how I use coconut oil in my life, such as this recipe and including it in smoothies, cooking, and skin care. So, I thought a giveaway offering one lucky reader the chance to try the same virgin coconut oil that I’m using would be in order.  What do you think?

I’m pairing up with Tropical Traditions to give you the opportunity to win 1 quart of 
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!! 

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. If you order by clicking on any links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
Emily Smith

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  1. I have never tried using coconut oil in my cooking before, but I have a recipe book that references it several times, so I’d love to give it a try!

  2. These look great! We’ve made buckwheat cookies in the past but for some reason they always end up being too wet when they are done. I’m definately going to try this recipe! And the coconut oil looks delicious

  3. I use coconut oil for everything. Baking, making popcorn, frying eggs, making salves…amazing stuff. We love it.

  4. those Buckwheat Chocolate Cookies sound really interesting, going to have to make some. I use coconut oil in my daily smoothies. I also take a tablespoon just before I hit the bed. I love TT’s coconut oil. lssj1223 @ msn dot com

  5. I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING–frying eggs, stir fry, baking, lotion, add to my baby’s oatmeal, etc! LOVE IT!

  6. I just recently began using coconut oil & am now a true believer. This stuff is amazing! I recently used it in a black bean fudge recipe (sounds crazy – but is delicious). I can’t wait to try coconut oil for baking.

  7. These cookies look and sound delicious! I try to substitute coconut oil in most recipes and it works fine!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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