Almond Cookies and Coconut Almond Bites

I am really excited to share these two recipes. I have used the recipes below many times over the past year and they have become a usual staple in my home. Almond meal(flour) is one of my favourite flours to use. The taste is fantastic and I have found some excellent recipes that only require a few ingredients and have delicious results.

From our kitchen to yours, enjoy these delicious vegan almond cookies and raw coconut almond bites, I promise they won’t last long :)

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Original Recipe: http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/vegan-almond-cookies/

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 15 sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl. Use a fork to mix and press out any clumps.

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  1. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond extract and maple syrup. Mix well.

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  1. Pour wet ingredients into dry and use fork to mix until well combined. It may be a bit sticky but this is okay.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and use a teaspoon to scoop batter.
  3. Use your fingers to flatten the cookies down a bit and top each cookie with a sliced almond.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool a couple minutes on baking sheet then remove to a wire cooling rack.

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*  Recipe yields about 15 cookies 

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Original Recipe: http://realfoodoutlaws.com/raw-coconut-almond-macaroons/

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flake
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 TBSPs maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 TBSPs coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. Roll into balls or shape as desired. * Balls can be rolled in coconut or cocoa
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.

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* Recipe yields 12-14 bites

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