The term “Healthy Cookies ” may seem like an oxymoron, but these almond cookies are indeed healthy. The recipe is grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. The cookies are low in saturated fat and thanks to both almond butter and almond flour high in healthy unsaturated fats. Each cookie has 5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber too!
Healthy Almond Cookies and More Grain-free Recipes to Come
You will be seeing more grain-free recipes on the blog in coming months. I am trying out a grain-free diet in the New Year (I’ll be sharing more of the specifics on that next week). This simple recipe is me getting my toes wet, before jumping in. I have done a lot of gluten-free recipes over the years, but not many grain-free ones, at least not baked goods. I’m pretty happy with these almond cookies, especially due to their ample does of healthy fats, so I will be making them again.
- Serves: 12-16
- Serving size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 144
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Unsaturated fat: 10g
- Trans fat:
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Sugar: 1g
- Sodium: 54mg
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- ⅓ cup zero calorie measures like sugar Stevia blend (use sugar or other m-l-s blend if you prefer)
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ⅓ cup almond meal
- Beat the egg in medium size mixing bowl, with salt, stevia & extract.
- Add the almond butter and almond meal. Stir until well mixed.
- Form the dough into a ball or log, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Divide dough into quarters, then divide each quarter into 3 (to make a dozen) or 4 (to make 16), then roll into a ball and flatten with cookie press or fork. *
- Position the cookies about an inch & a half - 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes, then carefully remove to cooling rack.
- Allow the cookies to fully cool before serving. They are fragile until completely cooled.
>> Nutrition stats based on 12 cookies. If you make 16 reduce counts by 25%.