These flaxseed, cacao and pecan nuts cookies are such a fabulous snack idea! They make that perfect work snack, sugar craves or after school bite that you must have handy. Packed with healthy ingredients and flavours.
Finding a good and pretty healthy dessert to snack on whenever you fancy something sweet could be challenging. I will reassure you that these flaxseed, cacao and pecan nuts cookies will now be a regular dessert or snack for you.
We absolutely love them and (you won't believe this) last time I prepared and took these cookies to a party, kids made sure these have vanished in minutes. All eaten up to the very last dub. I was very pleased as I thought only my kids preferred them.
Most children do seem to prefer sweets and snacks ready-made to the home-cooked ones nowadays, market stuff which we all know they are full of bad things like saturated fat, refined sugars and salt which ultimately makes those really unhealthy despite being labelled as healthy.
Healthy homemade pecan nuts cookies
In my understanding, the trick with staying healthy is to really try and prepare at home most of what we eat, rather than rushing into a local shop/supermarket and buying ready-made foods which contain tonnes of additives.
Preparing these flaxseed, cacao and pecan nuts cookies involves, at most, 15-20 minutes of preparation (including of digging in cupboards to find all the ingredients) and just 10 minutes of cooking. Yes, it is not a typo mistake, only 10 minutes!
These pecan nuts cookies tick all the boxes and some great qualities which I know you’re looking for:
- tasty, delicious, healthy dessert
- vegan (swap some ingredients)
Other recipes you may enjoy:
- Superb rye flour and dry berries healthy cookies
- Gluten-Free Almond, Sour Cherries And Raw Organic Cacao Squares
- Super nutritious choco-clusters
- Spelt flour and pecan nuts little delights
- Gluten-free organic turmeric and ginger cookies
Let’s just go for it, shall we?
Flaxseed, cacao and pecan nuts cookies
- 50 g coconut oil
- 35 g flax seeds
- 3 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 120 g chocolate (dark) (dairy-free optional)
- 45 g cacao powder
- 40-60 g coconut sugar
- 250 g almond flour
- 6 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 g himalayan salt
- 70 g chocolate (melted) for decoration
- 80 g pecan nuts (chopped, roasted)
- Melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil either in the microwave for 30 sec (if you have one) or the simple technique of placing it in a bowl over boiling water. Allow cooling for a few minutes.
- Add the flaxseeds, water, the coconut sugar, chia seeds if you choose to put them in (those in the picture do contain it), almond flour, cacao powder, salt. Make a tiny well and put in the baking powder and the soda bicarbonate pour the vinegar over and mix well. Then mix all the ingredients and place the mixture in the freezer for 10 min or in the fridge for about 20 min.
- Heat the oven at 180°C /350F or gas mark 4.
- Line an oven tray with parchment paper.
- With the help of a teaspoon take a teaspoon full of the mixture place it on to your palm and roll into small balls. Finish the rolling and press to flatten slightly the dough.
- Place on parchment paper leaving some space of about 1.5 cm in between.
- Place in the heated oven and bake for 8 min. Remove when ready and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile roast and finely chop the pecan nuts. Melt the 60 g chocolate which can be milk, dairy-free dark or even white chocolate.
- Roll the edges of the cookies into chocolate and then into the finely chopped pecans.
- Enjoy pretty much straight away. Store in the fridge if summer so that the chocolate does not melt.
i have a friend that is vegan and i was thinking of making these for her, it says vegan if swapping out ingredients but it looks vegan the way it is. Am i missing something here or it vegan as it it written?
you are right it is almost vegan if you make sure you choose the right chocolate that contains no dairy milk, that’s the only bit in there that you have to make sure it’s vegan. Otherwise all the other ingredients are vegan indeed.
Enjoy, and it’d be great to hear back to see how you and your friend liked it ❤️
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
It looks delicious. I wish this were in front of me right now
Ha ha. Thank you 😉
Chef Dennis says
Yum! My wife will surely love these cookies!
I love this healthy way to satisfy a need to snack. Thank you for this great recipe!
Emily Flint says
Cookies that are healthy?? Yes, please. And the presentation is so beautiful!
These cookies have everything that I love. They are healthy. I am putting this on my list to try. Thank you.
These look so delicious and hard to believe they're so healthy :-). Looking at the recipe though I can only conclude that they are healthy. I will definitely try this with the kids. Thanks for sharing.
Healthier cookies is a real bonus. My kids are now making these. They love them and feel very proud to make mummy’s cookies. Try them and let me know how you found them. Enjoy ?
Shanna Jones says
These look so tempting! And the fact that they are on the healthier side is even better!
Thank you so much Shanna. They are soo good. ??
Always on the look out for more cookie recipes, and healthy and bite size are the perfect excuse for me to make several batches of these!
Thank you so much Nicole?, I am sure you will love those healthy bite-size cookies and will become a regular ?
A healthy cookie? What is this world coming to?!?
Seriously though, these look super delicious, and the fact that they're bite-size just means that I can fit more in my hand!
I know! Right? These are super yumm and yes, a lot healthier so you can have more of?. Have a lovely day!
Oh! These sound wonderful! I can make some for my Mom because she can eat them!
Thank you Beth,
I’m sure your mum will enjoy those yumm cookies. ?