How to Make Zero Food Waste Chocolate Chip Cookies!

A huge tenant of Wholistic Nut is minimizing my environmental footprint with ensuring zero food waste. While I usually equate Earth Day and the environment with recycling or cutting down my water usage, the way we eat & cook is very much tied to helping our environment. From choosing to shop at your local farmers market, to thinking about clever ways to use all the groceries you purchase, I'm committed to taking the right actions, large or small, to bettering our Earth.

So in honor of this Earth Day, I say why not create a way to enjoy delicious chocolate chip cookies while also minimizing our environmental footprint? Well, here you go ;) And to top things off, these cookies are free of grains, gluten, refined sugar, dairy, and soy. So you can enjoy with zero guilt! 

Zero Food Waste Chocolate Chip Cookies: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line 2 large cookie sheets with Parchment paper

Whisk together:

  • 1 1/2 cups of wet almond pulp (leftover from your homemade almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp of fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup dark choc chips
In a separate bowl, mix:
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Thoroughly combine the wet and dry ingredients in a food processor or mixer.
 
Use a tablespoon to scoop out each cookie. The recipe yields 20-24 cookies.
 
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Note that using wet almond pulp will result in chewier cookies than you are probably used to!! 
 
Enjoy with an ice cold glass of fresh almond milk!!! Yum!

 ** Click here to watch a 'how-to' video for making your own almond milk!