Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Almond Cookie Squares | © 2016 | | © 2016 |

These healthy almond chocolate cookie squares are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free (if using vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs) and sugar optional. But despite being so healthy, they taste freaking delicious!

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Almond Cookie Squares

adapted from simply vintage girl
  • 250 g Finely ground blanched almond
  • 1/3 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 80 g Coconut oil, melted and cooled to room-temperature
  • 2 Eggs, medium
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup or liquid stevia
  • 100 g Dark chocolate chips (or cacao nibs)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combined ground almond, sea salt, vanilla powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the melted and cooled coconut oil, eggs, and stevia or maple syrup.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the almond mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs.
  4. Place the dough on the prepared baking tray and shape the dough with your hands into a square or circle.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes and cut into squares. | © 2016 | | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


Rosa 7/3/16 09:19

A wonderful treat!



Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 7/3/16 12:10

I love making desserts with almond flour. They are always so nice and light.

Eva Taylor 7/3/16 12:23

These look and sound delicious, of course anything with almonds are wonderful.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 7/3/16 12:28

Beautiful squares Angie. If it's got almonds in it, I know right away I'm going to love it.

Shu Han 7/3/16 13:00

This looks and sounds amazing Angie! Can't wait to be trying this recipe out myself :)

norma chang 7/3/16 13:34

I don't think I have seen vanilla powder will look for it next time I am at the health food or specialty food store.

Monica 7/3/16 16:56

I am behind anything involving almonds and chocolate! These look wonderful!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 7/3/16 16:58

Oh wow. Gluten free, grain free AND dairy free!? The only thing these cookie squares aren't free of is Flavor! Tons of that going on here! Love these, Angie! Cheers, friend!

Shashi at SavorySpin 7/3/16 17:19

I wish you delivered Angie, because I would LURVE dozen of these - these sound wonderful!

grace 7/3/16 17:30

the ingredient list is relatively simple but the taste of the end result is undoubtedly not! what a great treat!

Pam 7/3/16 17:34

They look delicious!

Elisabeth 7/3/16 20:39

These bars are absolutely perfect, and 'gluten free'...which now, I'm looking for an easy dessert recipe to make for a friend, who is on a 'gluten free' diet! Better yet, I will print and send her this yummy recipe...thanks for sharing, Angie!

Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 7/3/16 22:02

I really like how you present your dishes. These bars with the flowers make me feel like spring is here! A very nice recipe Angie.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 7/3/16 23:17

These cookie squares sound delicious!! Although, I really shouldn't read blogs before dinner ... making me hungry!!

The Hungary Buddha 7/3/16 23:18

The perfect snack! I wish I had one now...

Unknown 8/3/16 00:52

these look perfect for snacking Angie!!

Juliana 8/3/16 02:35

These cookies square look great Angie...and I too love the idea of using almond flour...great with a hot cup of coffee...
Have a great week :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 8/3/16 03:11

These would definitely be a bonus with my afternoon tea! Such lovely squares, Angie!!!

Gourmet Getaways 8/3/16 03:51

Oh your pictures are just too pretty!! These would make a great lunchbox idea for my kids.
Thanks so much for sharing
Gourmet Getaways

Rafeeda AR 8/3/16 06:46

Can I have a couple of them to munch on, please?? Looks so tempting...

Sharon D. 8/3/16 07:22

I think the word gorgeous and your recipes belong together, Angie. This is out-of-the-world beautiful!

Anonymous 8/3/16 08:29

These look fabulous Angie. I love how versatile almonds are.
Have a beautiful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Nava K 8/3/16 10:10

Love the coconutty taste in this healthy treat.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 8/3/16 11:57

These chia squares looks and sound absolutely delicious, Angie. Love they are grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free too! Can't wait to try!

Summer 8/3/16 13:05

I like these, Angie! They look like such nice treat ♥

Asmita 8/3/16 14:22

Love these! The perfect treat!

ann low 8/3/16 14:31

Yummy!I anything with gluten-free! Lovely treat :)

Barbara 8/3/16 15:28

I love using almond flour! These are perfect little treats, Angie.

Balvinder 8/3/16 15:43

Just two tbsp maple syrup for all these cookies. I love it!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 8/3/16 17:44

Your cookie squares look perfect! I love that you made them dairy free too!

Torviewtoronto 8/3/16 17:53

looks wonderful deliciously done

Hema 8/3/16 18:21

The cookies look super delicious and I think I can try this out, I have all the ingredients..

athletic avocado 8/3/16 18:40

WOW! There is so much goodness packed in these tasty squares! The perfect snack for sure!

Unknown 8/3/16 23:40

These sounds wonderful Angie. I'm sure the almond flour gives wonderful flavor!

Gloria Baker 9/3/16 01:06

Angie love these cookie squares and look amazing as well :) :)

Cathleen 9/3/16 02:03

This looks gorgeous!! I love how easy this looks!

mjskit 9/3/16 03:54

Really, no grains? That's amazing! What a happy mouthful of cookie!

Cheri Savory Spoon 9/3/16 03:57

Hi Angie, these look delicious, love the ingredients in them and the fact that they are gluten and dairy free.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 9/3/16 05:08

These almond cookie squares look yummy. I love the ground almonds in this recipe!!

Kushigalu 9/3/16 05:45

WOW! They look so perfect and amazingly delicious dear!

Adina 9/3/16 09:00

I absolutely love cakes made entirely with almond flour instead of wheat flour, I have never had one I didn't like. I have to try this version, it sounds and looks delicious.

Harriet Emily 9/3/16 12:47

These squares are beautiful Angie! Such a delicious cookie treat. I love how healthy they are too!

Susan 9/3/16 13:48

Giving this recipe to a friend who wrote me wanting gluten-free, dairy free, cookies. I have directed her to your blog as the "professional" who knows how to balance these ingredients. XOXO

Karen Luvswesavory 9/3/16 15:45

Wish I could have some of these lovely healthy yummy treats. Beautiful squares, Angie.

Marcelle 9/3/16 17:35

This is great recipe! I have a friend is has to stay GF and I'm going to share this link with her. I know she will love it.

ami@naivecookcooks 9/3/16 18:16

Angie I am loving this version!! Your pics are gorgeous!

motherrimmy 10/3/16 02:49

Hi Angie! I have almond meal, do you think that would work? This recipe is right up my alley. You know I'm not much of a baker, but I bet I could handle this! :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/3/16 04:45

Angie-will you please stop making everything look so good?!

Sokehah cheah 10/3/16 06:28

These almond bars are real good to snack on!

GG 10/3/16 09:42

Amazing you can create such a treat and still make them so very free from. GG

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/3/16 15:12

Anything made with almond flour is sure to be delicious, Angie! Add a little chocolate and I know I'd love these :)

Tricia Buice 10/3/16 15:21

I love your description! Despite being healthy - they taste wonderful - bonus! They are absolutely beautiful too - the texture looks terrific.

All That I'm Eating 10/3/16 16:25

I love the sound of these, using the almonds would give them such a great texture and flavour.

MunatyCooking 10/3/16 18:19

These cookies sound so light and delicious. Would love to have some with my coffee :)

Kathy 10/3/16 21:00

I love anything with almond! They always add such a lovely flavor to baked goods. Beautiful as usual Angie!

fimere 10/3/16 22:36

délicieux cookies j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 11/3/16 01:26

The miracle of almond meal right? Amazing these are so delicious but good for everyone!

Reeni 11/3/16 02:41

What a delicious healthy treat Angie! Almond flour gives such great flavor to baked goods!

noobcook 11/3/16 05:14

That's a healthy and gorgeous-looking snack!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 11/3/16 07:53

Grain Free & Dairy Free = YES YES and MORE YES! :D

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 11/3/16 08:39

Angie, these squares look gorgeously yum. I so love this healthy version of these bars.

Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes 11/3/16 10:54

Stunning Almond Cookie Squares Angie!! I love the way you described them - I want a bite now!

Beth 11/3/16 12:10

This sounds like a perfect recipe for those times when you have guests with a few things they can't eat. So creative!

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 12/3/16 03:36

I think this is such an amazing cookie recipe and I'm gonna love it!

Nammi 12/3/16 05:16

wow, to think its so healthy when it looks so good

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 12/3/16 05:51

How can something so healthy look so good? Love these squares Angie :)

Debra Eliotseats 12/3/16 18:24

These are perfectly delicious for so many that might have dietary restrictions.

Rosita Vargas 13/3/16 01:56

Galletas deliciosas y con stevia muy saludable,abrazos.

Green Thumb 13/3/16 04:05

Wanna try that Angie! I wonder where you get the CAcao there!

Easyfoodsmith 13/3/16 05:02

These look not just gorgeous but so so yum! And did u say grain free! Great post Angie.

Kelly 13/3/16 22:17

These cookie bars look like the perfect snack! I love the almond flour in here and wish I had a few right now :)

chow and chatter 14/3/16 18:17

great for allergies and they look tasty

Sophie Sportende Foodie 15/3/16 09:20

MMMMM,...Angie! These bars look so inviting & even waw!

[Reply] 15/3/16 16:08

Would you please send me a few of these. I am a sucker for cookies and these look right up my alley. Loving the fact that these are gluten free and dairy free :-)

tigerfish 19/3/16 00:54

I love almonds cookies but have not tried a grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free version.

Terra 19/3/16 21:18

Hubs and I are looking at going vegan for 30 days, just trying to change our diets, cravings, and help health wise, too. I will be adding this to my list of snack options. The bars sound and look delicious! Hugs, Terra

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 20/3/16 17:50

I think I have all these ingredients on hand. This just could be my afternoon baking fun :)

Choclette 25/3/16 10:24

Yes please to cakes made with ground almonds. Love the consistency they bring.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 27/3/16 22:02

Almonds in recipes not only add to the flavor, but they're so good for us too! Love these cookies, Angie! Hope you're having a lovely day! Your presentation, by the way, is always amazing!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker 7/4/16 08:39

I absolutely cannot believe that these cookie squares contain so little sugar! These sound too good to be true xD I definitely have to give these a try!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 12/4/16 03:11

Another delicious, healthy and beautiful treat to enjoy! I want your creative brain -- or at least to be able to step inside of it someday! You're amazing, Angie!


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