Recipe: Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

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Some of the best things in life are simple. Here is a simple, cassava flour chocolate chip cookie that can satisfy any cookie lover (like myself).

Cassava Flour Is Gluten Free

Now that we have moved into a more Paleo diet, I have added the use of cassava flour. I use it mainly for cookies, so far. Cassava flour can be substituted for wheat flour in a 1:1 ratio and it holds thing together well, even though it has no gluten.

Cassava flour is indigenous to South America and parts of Asia and Africa. The cassava plant, also known as yuca or manioc, has a large root that is a starchy tuber, which is used for the flour.

Although some people use the term cassava and tapioca interchangeably, they are not the same. Tapioca is made when the root is processed by washing and pulping. The wet pulp is then squeezed to extract a starchy liquid. Tapioca flour is the product of this process when the liquid has evaporated.

Cassava flour is simply the whole root, peeled, dried and ground.

However, cassava flour must be processed to remove any naturally occurring cyanide compounds. This is removed by the traditional processes of soaking, cooking and fermenting. Any good cassava flour manufacturer processes their flour in this way.

I trust this brand of cassava flour to process the root properly.

Paleo Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 40 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325º F
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
  3. Add the eggs, palm shortening, honey, vanilla and stevia process until smooth
  4. Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you
  5. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix well
  6. Transfer the batter to a bowl for ease
  7. Add the chocolate chips and mix in
  8. Using a teaspoon drop the batter unto the prepared cookie sheet leaving room to expand
  9. Use all the batter this way
  10. Place plastic wrap over the cookie sheet and with a spatula flatten the cookies (this helps it not stick)
  11. Remove the plastic and do the same for the other cookie sheet
  12. Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until the edges brown
  13. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to cool
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  • Sabrina February 27, 2017, 2:35 pm

    I’ve been waiting for a recipe that I could use some of my cassava flour in. Thanks!
    What are your thoughts on adding coconut sugar to this recipe?

    Reply
    • Dr. Jill February 28, 2017, 11:50 am

      Hi Sabrina,
      There would probably work. The amount of sugar is usually double that of honey. The honey does provide some moisture, and I don’t know if that will affect it. Let me know!

      Reply