January 5, 2011
Recipes: Grain-Free 'Almond Joy!' Cookies
This fabulous recipe is from one of my favorite blogs:
http://www.lauraschmittne.com/2010/02/almond-flour-cookies-gluten-free-dairy.html and these cookies are dairy and gluten free... and could be vegan, although I did not make them that way. Check out Laura's blog for more great recipes. I've modified this recipe to my liking, and to make the cookies a little bit more moist and chewy. I found the originals to be a bit dry.
They are protein packed, superfood packed, and even though they are a sweet treat, they are great to grab for an on-the-go snack that is good for you and will keep you satisfied.
2 1/2 Cups Organic Almond Flour (the last 1/2 cup you can also sub Coconut Flour)
1/2 Cup Organic Medium Shredded Coconut (or more Coconut Flour)
1/2 Cup Organic Raw Almond Butter (or Organic Peanut Butter is yummy too!)
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (you can also make your own Raw Chocolate and break into pieces!)
1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Organic Honey, or Grade B Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Organic/Gluten Free Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 Organic Egg (for vegan you can sub 1 Tbsp. milled flax seed with 3 Tbsp. hot water; this = 1 egg)
(I've done this recipe also with adding a 1/2 Cup Organic Applesauce to make them even more moist and tasty!)
Mix all ingredients into a bowl, spoon into balls and press down with a fork or spoon. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-17 minutes (15 minutes usually does the trick) and ENJOY!!!