Cacao Nib Almond Cookies

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Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ½ cups gluten-free blanched almond meal/flour (use Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour)
  • ½ cup almonds, sliced
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup organic agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cacao nibs or
  • 1 cup of Dagoba Chocolate drops
  • ½ tsp. Celtic or Himalayan sea salt

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°.  Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.

Place sliced almonds in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.  Toast almonds until they are fragrant and slightly browned.

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sea salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl combine the oil, agave, and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.  The batter will be very wet.

Fold in cacao nibs or chocolate drops and toasted almonds. Spoon dough 1 heaping Tbsp. at a time onto your prepared baking sheet, pressing down with your palm or the back of your spoon to flatten, about 1 inch apart

Bake for 8—12 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 20 minutes, then remove and serve!    

HEALTH TIPS:

Blanched Almond Flour: Almond Meal/Flour is skinless, blanched almonds that have been finely ground. It lends a moist texture and rich, buttery flavor to low carb cakes, cookies, muffins, sweet breads and a host of other low carb desserts. It is also superb as a breading for meats and vegetables. Almond Meal/Flour is low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. Gluten Free

Grapeseed Oil: This food is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol).

Agave Nectar: It has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for its medicinal properties. but the taste is more delicate — which has made agave a popular sweetener for energy drinks, teas, nutrition bars, This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.

Cacao Nibs: This food is a very good source of Dietary Fiber.

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