Dairy-free, dark chocolate orange cookies

The Vitl Nutrition Team / 4 Mar 2021

Looking for a weekend treat? Look no further! Try these delicious, gooey dairy-free cookies.


Makes 24 cookies


210g almond flour 

¼ cup or 50g coconut oil 

3 tablespoons of maple syrup 

¼ tsp sea salt 

½ tsp baking soda 

½ teaspoon orange zest (plus more for decoration) 

1 tablespoon orange juice 

40g pecans, halved 

½ cup dark chocolate chips (use vegan ones if preferred) 


  • Preheat oven to 180℃ (fan 170℃) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry baking ingredients: almond flour, sea salt, baking soda
  • Add the coconut oil, maple syrup and orange juice 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and orange zest 
  • Scoop up rounded tablespoons of the cookie mixture and spread these on your lined baking sheet 
  • Slot in the pecan halves into patterns (roughly four pecan halves per cookie) - such as a cross or flower  
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, until the edges start to turn brown 
  • Take the cookies out of the oven, sprinkle with more orange zest if desired and allow them to cool before serving (if you can wait that long...

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