Healthy Almond Cookies

2014-01-01
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  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 14m
  • Ready In : 20m

To kick of January here are my Healthy Almond Cookies, adapted from and inspired by The Whole Pantry.. these cookies are made from super healthy ingredients, taste AMAZING and are really easy to make.

 

These cookies are packed with healthy fats, which help to manage cholesterol levels, as well as the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E, which helps to keep us healthy and our skin looking good. These cookies are naturally gluten-free (essential if you have coeliac disease) and can be made dairy-free by using diary-free chocolate or cacao nibs.

 

Do let me know if you make this too!

 

Ingredients

  • 130g ground almonds (I buy pre-ground!)
  • 2.5 tbsp coconut oil (melted)*
  • 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup/agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 20g cacao nibs/chopped dark choc chips**
  • Optional: 1 tbsp cocoa powder

*Dark chocolate contains less added fat & sugar than milk or white chocolate & contains more antioxidants which keep us healthy! Cacao is the unprocessed version of cocoa and is a great source of antioxidants to keep us healthy.

 

Almond Cookies

These cookies make the perfect mid-meal snack (I’d suggest 1 to 2 as a serving) and are so satisfying. They taste and smell delicious!!

 

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 170 C (340 F).

Step 2

Mix together the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips).. i.e. ground almonds, cinnamon/cocoa powder (optional), baking powder & salt.

Step 3

In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients.. i.e. melted coconut oil, honey (or alternative liquid sweetener) & vanilla.

Step 4

Combine the wet & dry ingredients together before stirring in the chopped chocolate chips or cacao nibs.

Step 5

Roll approximately 1 tbsp of the batter into a ball & place on a baking tray lined with baking paper (repeat until all of the mixture is used up.. I made 12 small cookies). Press the balls down lightly with the back of a wet spoon to make a cookie shape.

Step 6

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.. when taken out of the oven the COOKIES WILL BE SOFT & CRUMBLY but they firm up after a few minutes once cool. Store in an air-tight container & enjoy guilt-free when a cookie craving hits - or freeze for a later date!

 

 

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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Almond cookie bites*with cocoa powder

Healthy almond cookies*this recipe swapped chocolate chips for desiccated coconut & vanilla for mixed spice!

 

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    105Kcal
  • Carbs

    5.4g
  • Protein

    2.5g
  • Fat

    9g

Recipe Comments

Comments (18)

  1. posted by Deb on January 1, 2014

    They look good, off shopping tomorrow so will add these ingredients x

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  2. posted by Carla Gallagher on January 2, 2014

    I made these cookies today, super easy, quick and minimal ingredients needed, I found the “dough” to be a little bit too crumbly to roll into balls so I added 2tbsp of water just to bind the mixture together a bit more. Super tasty bitesize cookies, I made 12 as Nic suggested but making 6 would make more of a treat but then again I will probably just eat two at a time but at least now I have he option ;-)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 2, 2014

      Thanks for your fab comment Carla! And your lovely piccis!! Yes I may make 10 from the mixture next time – and adding a touch more oil can help the dough to bind too :) Nic xx

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  3. posted by Amy Dodge on January 3, 2014

    Made these cookies found them really easy to do.only thing had to add bit water to get them to stick together.deff going to make more.they have thumbs up in my house lol.x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 3, 2014

      Hurray! So glad you liked them :) thanks for the water tip too!! xx

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  4. posted by Dawn on January 4, 2014

    I made some today & used cocoa powder. I also thought I’d try adding some ground ginger, as chocolate & ginger go well together. As I wasn’t sure if 1tsp would be too overpowering I tried 1/4tsp. Can’t even taste it! Will do them with 1 tsp next time & let you know how it goes.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 4, 2014

      Great suggestion Dawn, thank you for your comment! x

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  5. posted by amy harris on January 5, 2014

    made these cookies and the oat & apple breakfast bars, both so easy to make and so yummy! will be sure to make plenty more of nics great recipes :)

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  6. posted by Chantal on January 13, 2014

    Beautiful, these should keep me going on my New year’s workouts :) . But I think I’d like to add some fresh flavour (and fast sugars) to these cookies, maybe some apples to the dough, what do you say? Thank you very much for the recipe, take care!
    Chantal

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 13, 2014

      Hi Chantal, I’d say feel free to experiment! Apples release their energy slowly though, so I wouldn’t call them ‘fast sugars’ ;) x

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  7. posted by Amy Leng on January 31, 2014

    Hi
    Thanks for the fab recipe! Can these be made with Coconut sugar instead of honey, agave nectar etc?
    Cheers
    x

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  8. posted by Amy on February 24, 2014

    Amazing! Made little tiny teaspoon size ones to satisfy my cravings with a cup of tea! Thanks!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 24, 2014

      Aw love that Amy!! Thank you for your comment! xx

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  9. posted by Mimi on May 9, 2014

    Hi Nic,
    Do you think I could use coconut butter instead of coconut oil? Thanks!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 10, 2014

      Hello! I honestly don’t know.. I don’t think so as they are two different products xx

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