Recipes, Special Diets on December 19, 2013 by

NEW Natural Almond Meal + Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies {Giveaway}

We are pleased to launch a new, wholesome Natural Almond Meal for all of your baking needs. Whether you follow a paleo, grain-free, or gluten free diet or simply like using almond meal to add extra richness to your baking, this flour is a must-have.  Milled from whole almonds with their skin intact, this flour can be used in recipes for cookies, cakes, breads, pancakes and more! It even makes a wonderful low-carbohydrate coating for chicken, fish and other proteins.

Natural Almond Meal

The skins contribute a lovely caramel color to baked goods without affecting the flavor. And let me tell you, the flavor of almond meal is phenomenal. I can’t imagine anyone reading this hasn’t tried an almond, but if you’ve not baked with almond meal, it’s truly superb. You can replace up to 25% of the flour in your recipes with almond meal for a richer, more decadent baked good. Or, if you’re trying to watch carbs or gluten (for whatever reason), there are loads of fabulous recipes online now that use almond meal exclusively for everything under the sun.

Try these chocolate chip cookies for a real treat. This recipe is a great way to indulge without feeling guilty. I made these before a big trip last summer and they were perfect. They held up well, provided a punch of protein and a touch of sweetness while we slogged through airports and kept us from snacking on the over-priced junk food on the road. (P.S. I know the picture doesn’t exactly sell these cookies—they’re not lookers, but they are so good!)

Almond Choc Chip Cookies GF DF Paleo | Bob's Red Mill

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, DF)
Recipe by Sarah House

  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill® Natural Almond Meal
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract (optional)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup toasted Sliced Almonds*

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine almond meal, baking soda and sea salt and set aside. Mix coconut oil and maple syrup in a mixer or by hand until creamy but not fully incorporated, about 5 minutes. Add whole egg, egg whites and extracts (if using) and mix for 2 additional minutes. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix briefly. Add chocolate chips and toasted almonds and mix until well combined. Place large rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, about 1-inch apart. Flatten slightly, to approximately 1-inch thickness. Bake until set and golden, about 15 minutes.

Makes 25 – 30 servings.

*To toast almonds, spread in an even layer onto a baking sheet. Toast in a 375°F oven for 7 – 10 minutes, stirring at least twice during baking for even browning.

Win it! 

I’m giving away a package of our new natural almond meal to five lucky winners. Everyone had such success with our giveaway last time, that we’re going to keep using this new app. Just follow the directions below to enter. If you have any problems, post it in the comments. We’ll select five winners at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 12/22. That’s only a few days away, so better enter fast!


Savannagal says:

I’m so glad you came out with the new almond meal. Grinding almonds adds more time to my baking. This is going to be a great product for me. Thanks.

I love baking with almond meal!!! Can’t wait to try this one. Sounds amazing!

Lauren says:

This would be great to make cookies for my gluten intolerant family members! So, cookies! Lots of ’em.

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, especially made with Almond meal. Thanks for sharing this terrific cookie recipe. I love that the recipe is also dairy-free and sugar-free which makes it vegan and Paleo too. Love that! Happy Baking everyone!

May says:

Wow!!! Glad that this product came out, can’t wait to try it!!!

Molly says:

So glad for the new product. There are lots of recipes I want to try using almond meal.

Dee says:

Need this so I can try these awesome cookies!

Andrea says:

Only the best from Bob’s Red Mill! Can’t wait to try.

De says:

I always add almond extract to my cookies instead of vanilla, so I would LOVE this!!

Bri says:

I think I’ll try those chocolate chip cookies listed above! And maybe tweak my gingerbread cookie recipe to include almond meal. We’re already running out of cookies and it’s not even Christmas yet!

Joanne says:

I have not used almond meal very much, but my husband needs to be gluten free. I am still learning how to bake gluten free.

Kathryn says:

Have a family recipe for a cookie called “Tyrolers” that uses blanched skinned almonds. Would like to try making them with the natural almond meal.

Jane Kim says:

I will definitely try this recipe once I get my stand mixer for Christmas. The coconut almond oatmeal cookies were a hit, too.

Merry Graham says:

WOW ~ I’d love to have a bite of an Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie!

bn100 says:

this cookie recipe

Tammy says:

Just made these little yums! Advice: 375 degree oven was way too hot for 15 of being in the oven. At 13 minutes they were almost burnt.

Turning your oven down to 350 and bake for 11-12 minutes is plenty. 🙂

Thank you for the great suggestion, Tammy.

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