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...
- ¼ cup coconut oil (warmed to a liquid) (56g)
- ½ cup maple syrup (160g)
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup oat flour (168g) (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour)
- 1 ½ 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!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|15||3 Simple Almond Oat Cookies|
|155||1og||2g||old: 4||new: 5|