I’ve been on a mission to find something I can eat at 5:30 am on my way to the gym. I tried the oatmeal thing, the PB on toast thing, even roasted sweet potatoes,¬†but nothing really hit the spot or was easy enough to prepare that I’d keep up with it.¬†¬†Most recently I tried just eating store-bought granola bars but¬†that felt like a step backward.
Last weekend I made a batch of homemade almond milk and I was reminded of these tasty little almond cookies I made with honey. I spent a couple of days reinventing that recipe and have come up with a super simple cookie idea that BOTH KIDS LOVE!
The Husband isn’t a fan but he doesn’t like anything almond. You should have seen his face when he tried a bite. He couldn’t even get past the smell. That being said, he sacrificed for me and took a bite.
“Great texture but can you make them without almonds so I would like them?”
Ummm, no. The almond flavor is the best part!!
Our food tastes are really different. Anyway, the kids and I are¬†fans,¬†and I love that they are made with very simple ingredients. Here’s the recipe I settled on after a few tests…
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (warmed to a liquid) (56g)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (160g)
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup oat flour (168g) (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour)
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour, separated (120g) (I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the oil, maple syrup and almond extract together.
Mix in the oat flour until well combined. Add the almond flour a half cup at a time and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula¬†until well combined. Add the baking powder with the last half cup of almond flour so it doesn’t get overworked.
The result will be a slightly sticky dough. Place in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm it up to help you handle it. Anytime it gets too sticky just place back into the freezer for a minute or 2.
Roll small balls, 10g each, and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
They will puff slightly and will be¬†golden brown on the bottom.
With the last batch I made I was able to get exactly 48 10g balls but I’m providing nutritional information for 45 as you will lose some dough to the bowl and your hands. I always like to slightly underestimate just in case.
I’m making 3 as a serving but depending on how hungry I am when I wake up I may eat 5 or 6.
The kids nibble on them at night instead of digging in the pantry and I love that!
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