Vegan Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies (Kosher-for-Passover)
Chocolate Chip cookies are an American Classic snack with zero health benefits. This recipe offers a version which hits the taste points without leaving us feeling sluggish.
These cookies are Pesach friendly* and you can make them with either white beans or sweet potatoes (trust me on this) depending on your dietary preference. Sweet potatoes might sound like a pretty out-there cookie ingredient, but nobody blinks at potato starch, right? The bonus is that sweet potatoes are naturally caramel-flavoured and intensely sweet. Best of all, sweet potatoes are absolutely full of natural fibre, which is exactly what our digestion is calling out for during this time.
To make a gluten-free version of this recipe, swap out the matzo meal for almond flour or gluten-free matzo meal. I prefer using the almond flour because I think too much matzo leaves most of us constipated (we can discuss another day).
If you do not eat Kitniyot during Passover (I started eating it a few years ago and here is why), you can swap out the white beans in this recipe for puree sweet potato.
The recipe yields a dozen cookies, which I can tell you from experience will go quickly. Make two or three batches for the holiday, depending on how many guests you’ll be hosting.
Special ingredients needed for this recipe
Almond butter: This no sugar and no salt
Almond flour: This is very close in consistency to flour, rather than grainy ground almonds.
White beans: It’s important to use beans with no salt added.
Vegan chocolate chips: These low-calorie, sugar-free vegan chocolate chips work nicely for these cookies.