If there’s one thing you’ll always find in my kitchen cupboard, it’s a jar of almond butter. I’m finally at the stage where I can trust myself not to just sit on the sofa eating it out of the jar with a spoon, because then I’d have none left to bake with! It also makes a great addition to smoothies, to help thicken them up and keep you feeling full for longer thanks to their protein and healthy fat content.
And almond butter is a key component of these cookies, which also happen to be free from flour, refined sugar, dairy and have only a few basic ingredients. Pretty clever little cookies!
They may look a little bit rustic, and even when I was putting them in the oven I wasn’t sure if they’d actually work. But soon a delicious smell filled the room and once cooled, they passed the taste test with flying colours 🙂
You seriously couldn’t make a more simple and delicious biscuit, and with ingredients that are found in plenty of store cupboards. Warm, nutty, fragrant, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside!
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- coconut oil, to grease
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 4 tbsp cold water
- 250g (1 cup) unsalted almond butter
- 158g (1/2 cup) pure maple syrup or honey
- 2 level tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C and lightly grease a baking tray with coconut oil or lay down a sheet of greaseproof paper.
- First, make the 'flax eggs' by mixing the ground flaxseed with cold water in a small bowl until well combined. Leave aside to thicken up for 10 minutes.
- In a larger bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients and add in the flax eggs.
- Stir until the almond butter and maple syrup or honey are well combined, so that they form a sticky dough.
- Use a tablespoon to divide out the dough to form the cookies, gently pressing down each one onto the baking tray. I found the mixture too sticky to even roll into balls first, so I just smoothed them out with the back of the spoon.
- Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes, until they're firm to touch and turning brown on top.
- Allow to cool on a wire tray for 10 minutes before serving.
- The cookies can be kept for up to 3 days in an airtight container.