Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free | Vegan
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am sure there has been a lot of green foods on your feed today- but I will add one more! St. Patrick's Day to me is just one of those holidays that is fun to celebrate because you get to wear green but there are no expectations, no commitments, and just a fun time (if you want it to be). However, I really do not remember celebrating it when I was younger, so I guess I have found a new enjoyment in the holiday over the past few years. I hope you enjoy part three of my three part St. Patrick's Day posts!!
Highlights on some of the main Ingredients!
Pistachios- I used pistachios with no salt and without shells. I really hate cracking them out of the shell and so I choose not to. I just put them in the blender and blended them until they were tiny pieces. Be careful not to blend too much because it can end up turning into butter!
Almond Butter- Yes, there are two types of nuts in these- so be warned! I used salted almond butter but if you use regular, be sure to add a little bit of salt to the batter
Oat Flour- I have been really into using oat flour lately. If you want to make something gluten free- it just tastes WAY better than a flour mix. But I would not recommend for cakes, cupcakes, or muffins. I just buy a container of old fashioned oats and blend them up in the blender until it becomes flour consistency.
Coconut Sugar- it is an easy 1:1 alternative to granulated sugar. It has a lower glycemic index which means it will not impact your blood sugar as much as granulated sugar would. It also has some added nutrition to it and not just empty calories as sugar does.
Dairy Free Chocolate Chips- There are a lot of options for these in the stores today, but a pro-tip that my sister told me was the Trader Joe's semi sweet chocolate chips do not have any dairy in them! (and they are way cheaper than other dairy free brands)
If you have any questions- please let me know! Also, please keep scrolling for the measurements!