Hemp Cocoa Cookies

Cookies For Breakfast

I’ve been expanding my healthy baking horizon lately and have been playing with creating a vegan cookie that is nutritious and delicious.

I prefer not to use gluten free baking mixes that utilize starches and gums. I enjoy creating my gluten free baked goods from ground nuts or seeds, which add a level of nutrition (with healthy fat and protein) and flavor that I don’t find in the pre-made mixes.

So, this cookie is made from ingredients you probably already have on hand, except maybe the hemp hearts.

It took a few iterations to get the consistency right, but the final result ended up super-chocolaty (as desired), not too sweet, slightly nutty, and a little crunchy with the hemp hearts on top.

hemp cocoa cookie

Hemp Cocoa Cookies

(10 cookies) Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free


1 cup almond flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup brown sugar

2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon white vinegar

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

2 ounces 85% dark chocolate, chips or coarsely chopped

⅛ cup cocoa powder

2 ounces coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup peanut butter


Mix vinegar and baking soda in small cup. Combine dries in the food processor bowl. Add vinegar and soda. Add coconut oil, vanilla, and PB. Blend until well mixed. Scoop into golf ball size mounds. Dip in whole hemp hearts.

Bake for 8 minutes at 375*F.


10 Replies to “Hemp Cocoa Cookies”

  1. This is a fantastic recipe; thanks! I substituted pecan butter (because that’s all I had) and coconut sugar and they are divine!

    1. This recipe relies pretty heavily on coconut, but if you search Matcha Date bite on pinterest, I’m sure you could come up with something coconut-free.

  2. I’m so excited to find your blog! We have a very similar take on food ethics and food preferences. I’m allergic to gluten and to dairy, so it’s a joy to find recipes on your site that fit my way of eating. I can’t wait to try the matcha energy bites! I adore superfoods and trying new recipes. I’m loving your site! Thanks for posting!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I’d love to hear how the recipes work out for you if you try them! Feel free to tag me if you post any pictures of them to social, so I can see the results 🙂

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