These almond cookies are the perfect healthy little dessert for your sweet tooth craving! They are crunchy, nutty cookies that taste delicious and the almond flour makes them gluten-free and rich in nutrients. I also decided to these dark-chocolate chips, because well I'm 28 weeks pregnant. I think that clarifies that 🙂 Almonds are also high in protein and fiber.
A standard portion size for almonds is actually 1 ounce. The amount of calories in this portion of almonds is 164 an the amount of fiber in a portion is 3.5. If you wanted to look at grams, per 100 grams of almonds the calories would be 579 and the fiber 12.5. From that info you can tell almonds are a great source of fiber. These cookies also only take 10 minutes to prep and only 10 minutes to cook!
I absolutely love cooking with my kids too! My daughter, Taylor, just turned 3 and she has been helping me since she was 1. My son, Luke, turned 1 in January and today was the first day they both helped it. It was seriously the cutest thing! Melted my heart <3
Ingredients to make these cookies
You will need 1 ³⁄4 cups almond flour, ¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp kosher salt, 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil, ¼ cup of pure maple syrup, and ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce. If you decide that you want to add in the chocolate chips, then you will need ½ cup of dark chocolate chips.
You will also need a baking sheet to cook these delicious treats on. Rachael Ray's line is great and I am a fan of her baking pans. You will also need some different-sized mixing bowls. I am still a fan of the OXO brand, but just recently bought these because of the airtight lids. Mixing bowls with airtight lids!
How to make almond cookies
First, preheat oven to 350 °. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce. When baking anything, you will always mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and wet in another before combing them.
Next, add the flour mixture to the applesauce mixture and stir well until dough is formed. If you decide to use chocolate chips, fold them into the dough mixture using a spatula. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until golden brown. Store in a airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- baking pan
- mixing bowls
- parchment paper
- 1 ¾ cup almond flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips optional
- Preheat oven to 350 °. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce.
- Add the flour mixture to the applesauce mixture and stir well until dough is formed.
- Fold in chocolate chips, if desired.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until golden brown.