Cookies are one of my favourite snacks and since making everything from scratch and entirely from plants, I’ve been exploring ways to make my own cookies. I've been trying different ways to combine them, make them gluten free, lactose free anddddd refine sugar free but really, they are just made of wholesome ingredients! Until you try them it's a hard thing to get your head around. So before making any excuses, I implore you to get down to your local shop, grab the ingredients and get creating.
I love that the main ingredient is ground almonds. Each time I create something I try to think about how each of the ingredients will support my body. In case you wanted to know, almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats (the beneficial kind of fat), fiber, protein, vitamin E, magnesium and Vitamin B2 (1, 2, 3). Almonds are a great snack for fuelling your body and one that leaves you feeling satisfied because of its protein and fat combination. Then you add the nutritional benefits of ginger and coconut oil and chia seeds and oats and honey and lemon into the mix! The only problem is, everyone else loves these cookies in my house!!
Serves: 12 - 14
Time to prepare: 15 minutes
Time in the oven: 10 - 12 minutes
You will need...
200g of ground almonds
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tsp ground ginger
2/3 tsp bicarb
1/4 cup oats
1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil + extra to grease your tray(s)
3 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of dried cranberries (optional) I’ve played around and added extras to different batches. In this batch, I used 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and in other batches I’ve used crystallised ginger, raisins, etc which add a sweet bite to it.
How to create...
Preheat your oven to 180’
Mix everything together in a big bowl. It will look a little crumbly.
Taste before rolling into balls and add honey/ginger for your taste buds.
Coconut oil your trays, otherwise the cookies stick!
Roll into 12-14 balls using your hands and then flatten to make your cookie shape.
The cookies can stick to the tray if you do this straight onto the tray or kitchen top so I flatten them gently onto my palm. Pop the cookies into the oven and keep an eye on them. They take 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
Would love to know how you get on making these. Leave a comment below or send me a little message.
Hope you enjoy munching, Emmy x
This recipe is plant based, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and is full of wholesome goodness. All the ingredients I use I try to use organic, local and fair trade where possible and necessary but it’s up to you to choose what you want to use.
Did you know...
Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein, vitamin E, magnesium and Vitamin B2. A great snack for fuelling your body and one that leaves you feeling satisfied because of its protein and fat combination. (1, 2, 3)