Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

by Sharon on April 30, 2018

Using a healthier, sprouted grain flour makes  enjoying cookies a much more nutritious option than you might think. These Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies are one of those options. They taste so deliciously indulgent that no one would guess they are good for you. 

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

 

When I think of classic flavour combos, chocolate and pecans has to be up there as a favourite. These cookies are reminiscent of Turtles but without the unpronounceable additives that manufactured food is packed with. Eating healthier does not mean life without cookies but it does mean life without a mouthful of god knows what. It’s actually pretty easy when you think about it! 🙂 Enjoy the treats, just make them yourself and use the best ingredients you can find.

 

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

Have you ever baked using different types of flours? I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting with grains of all kinds, as well as almond flours and even coconut flour. I always come back to spelt flour. Luckily I don’t suffer from any gluten allegies so I have a bit more freedom in that arena.

Spelt is one of the oldest crops in human history and has a whole host of fabulous benefits. For one, it’s high in fibre which aids i you digestion. Nice. Secondly, it contains iron. I battle with low iron levels and any help that department is always welcome.

 

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

 

I also recommend lightly toasting those pecans first. It brings out that special something in the nuts giving them that warm crunch against the soft cookie. Mmmmm …. can’t you just taste them?

And don’t get me started on the melty chocolate. I actually got to enjoy it twice. Firstly, hot gooey chocolate straight out of the oven and then again the next morning when I warmed them slightly for this photo shoot.

And yes, I had those styled cookies for breakfast. No shame my friends. Remember all that fibre? 😉

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies

Yields 2 dozen

Chocolate Pecan Spelt Flour Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, coconut sugar and maple syrup until combined. Add the egg and mix well.
  2. In a seperate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually stir the flour mixture in into the butter mixture. Once combined stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Cover the bowl with saran and pop into the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop 1 tbsp sized spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the lined sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned.
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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate May 2, 2018 at 6:42 pm
These look so delicious. I just love pecans - they are kind of the sweet nut, don't you think?
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 9:23 am
Agreed! They are the king of nuts. :) Thanks Kate.
Adriana Lopez May 2, 2018 at 8:36 pm
You got me at chocolate and pecans! Never use spelt flour but I guess now is the time to start testing and using it. Wish I had a cookie to taste right now.
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 9:23 am
Sending you a virtual cookie!! :) I love the spelt. I hope you give it a try! Thanks Adriana. :)
Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 2, 2018 at 9:26 pm
These look delish! I haven't used spelt flour in quite a while - I need to revisit it!
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 9:17 am
It is my go-to for baked goods. Thanks Kristen! :)
Natalie Ellis May 3, 2018 at 12:20 am
Simple ingredients and easy cook. That should be a good choice for a chillout weekend :)
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 9:17 am
One hundred percent!! Enjoy the weekend Natalie. :)
Holly B May 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
Mmmm! These sound so yummy! Can't wait to make them. Thanks for the recipe.
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 9:16 am
Thanks Holly! Hope you enjoy. :)
Kristy Bullard May 3, 2018 at 10:09 am
These sound so good! I like that you toasted the pecans to bring out the flavor! YUM!
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Right?! Nothing beats a toasty pecan. :) Thanks Kristy!
Vanessa Delia May 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm
I really love this recipe idea. I have never cooked with spelt flour before!
Sharon May 3, 2018 at 10:58 pm
I love spelt! I hope you give it a try. :) Thanks Vanessa.
Tiffany Haywood May 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
Chocolate & Pecan are always a winning pair as far as I'm concerned. This looks like a yummy recipe that just proves that...
Sharon May 4, 2018 at 11:53 am
I couldn't agree more! Thanks Tiffany. Enjoy your weekend! :)
Ada May 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm
These look absolutely delicious! Yum.
Sharon May 5, 2018 at 9:29 am
Thanks Ada! :)
Candy Rachelle May 4, 2018 at 11:35 pm
Oh, this chocolate pecan spelt flour cookies looks delightful. My daughter would love this for sure. Will absolutely give this recipe a try.
Sharon May 5, 2018 at 9:29 am
Awesome Candy, thanks! I hope your daughter loves them. :)

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