Grain-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Grain-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I made these cookies on the eve of Yom Kippur (the longest fast day in the Jewish religion & probably one of the days I hate the most because this chick loves food) & let me tell ya they came in hella handy when my sis & I broke the fast, a.k.a. we each must have had two… or three.


They’re chocolatey, delicious, crumbly on the outside, chewy on the inside, decadent, indulgent, comforting, nutritious, grain, gluten & refined sugar-free, vegan & GUARANTEED TO BE LOVED BY ALL!

BTW, if ever you’re in a sitch where you gotta fast (& I pray for you that you never are), here are some of my pre, during & post-fast tips to get you through it!


  • drink lots of water to stay hydrated as long as possible
  • eat a full balanced meal & try not to omit food groups/macros & LOAD up on fibre (keeps you fuller)
  • eat until full & satisfied but not disgustingly full
  • don’t have coffee right before – it’s a diuretic & dehydrates the body
  • avoid simple carbs (white sugar/flour/pastries/bread) – the body digests them quick & they provide no nutrition or fullness
  • go for complex carbs that take longer to digest & provide sustained energy
  • avoid excessive salt – it triggers thirst


  • keep busy/distracted: read, study, spend time with fam/friends, sleep-in/nap, clean room
  • don’t think/talk about food or count down the hours
  • don’t chill in the kitch – we associate it with food
  • try not to walk too much – it’ll tire you out & you’ll dehydrate faster
  • mind/matter


  • eat slowly & take breaks – the digestive system needs to pick up & enzymes need to be triggered after 25 hrs. of being inactive – this helps prevent bloating
  • eat until full & satisfied
  • don’t try to make up for 25 hrs. of not eating/avoid binging
  • rehydrate with water, then have coffee
  • reach for fibre & complex carbs, not simple ones (they’ll cause a spike in blood sugar while complex ones will fill you up & prevent spikes)
  • don’t reach for sugar/sweets right away
  • get back on track tomorrow!


  • 1 cup cassava flour (I didn’t try but you can try replacing it with almond, hazelnut, tapioca or another grain-free flour – if you do, let me know in the comments below!)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1 vegan chocolate bar, chunks
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. flax + 3 tbsp. water) OR 1 egg
  • Coconut oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 350F & line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with coconut oil.
  • Add the ingredients to a bowl & mix until combined.


  • Scoop 2 tbsp. dough onto the sheet, flatten with the back of a spoon & bake for 10-12 minutes. They’ll spread a bit!


  • Enjoy! 🙂







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