Friday, July 31, 2020

Eggless Almond Flour Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Eggless Almond Cookies are delicious cookies with crispy edges & soft chewy insides made using almond flour. This cookies recipe is Vegan & Gluten Free. It is a quick & simple recipe which can be made in just 15-20 minutes.

Generally we use wheat flour or All purpose flour (Maida) in making cookies but in this recipe we have replaced it with Almond Flour. Please do not get confused between Almond flour & Almond meal as they are different. 'Almond flour' is made using blanched & peeled almonds whereas 'Almond meal' is made by coarsely grinding the almonds with their peels on. I found this Almond flour packet on shelf while grocery shopping and thought to give it a try by using in day-to-day recipes.
Almond Flour is a great alternative for traditional wheat flour especially for people with celiac disease (gluten intolerance) as it can be used in cakes, cookies, macarons & thickening of curries etc. It is also suitable for Paleo or Keto diet cooking as it is low in carbs & high in healthy fats. Also, almonds are rich source of Vitamin E & proteins which are essential for eyes, hairs & skin health.

These paleo cookies requires just 3 ingredients & 20 minutes of your time. These are perfect as snacks or in breakfast. In fact I sometimes even eat it to satiate by sugar cravings too. I have also used peanut butter in these egg free almond flour cookies recipe. As almond flour has not much flavour of its own, peanut butter not only acts as binding agent but also give a nice taste to cookies. It will be healthier if you use homemade peanut butter as store bought ones are mostly loaded with sugar & saturated fat. Peanuts are also nutrient dense as they contain vitamins, magnesium, potassium, proteins & healthy fats.

As sweetener I have used Dates syrup but you can use maple syrup too. Dates are highly nutritious as they are loaded with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. They are great in aiding bowl movements & maintaining skin health. Once your cookie dough is ready, I would advice tasting it once to adjust the sweetness as per your taste.  The dough tastes so good that you won't even mind eating it raw 😄

The cookies will be slightly soft with chewy texture. I am sure kids are going to love them in their lunch box or with a glass of milk. You can even customise these cookies by adding nuts, seeds or chocolate chips. They are so easy to make and you can even involve kids during preparation. You can give any shape to cookies as you want.

One of the main things to take care while baking is to not over-bake the cookies as they turn dark really quick. The total baking time is 10 minutes so keep an eye after 8th or 9th minute as the temperature & oven performance varies from model to model.

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List of Ingredients : (Makes 10 cookies)

  • Creamy Peanut Butter - 1/3 cup
  • Almond Flour - 1 cup (~100 grams)
  • Dates syrup-2 tbsp (You can use maple syrup too)

Steps To Prepare:

Take peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Peanut Butter :
Microwave it for 30 seconds. We are doing this step in order to soften the peanut butter as it helps during mixing.
Add dates syrup to this peanut butter bowl. If you are using unsweetened peanut butter then you may need to add a little more depending on how much you want these cookies to be sweet. Mix well.
Add Almond Flour to this mix. Mix it well with a spatula & form a dough out of this mix. Taste this dough once and you can increase the quantity of sweetner as per your choice.
Almond Flour :
Divide the dough into 10 equal parts & roll them between your palms to form smooth balls.

In this step you can either flatten these cookie balls between your palms & give them shape of cookies. I have here used one of my manual grater attachments & pressed it over these balls to give them this shape.
Transfer them on a parchment paper & chill them in refrigerator for 20 minutes to set properly.
Whenever you are ready to bake, set your oven for pre-heating at 170 degree Celsius. By the time oven is preheating, take these chilled cookies out of the fridge & leave them outside. Once the oven is preheated, bake at 170 degree Celsius for 10 minutes. Don't leave them any longer as they turn brown really quickly.

After baking, bring the tray outside & let them cool down for 10-15 minutes. They may seem soft initially but will harden up on cooling. After 15 minutes shift them on a wire rack & leave there to cool down completely. These cookies will have crunchy edges & soft insides. Store them in airtight container once cooled.
 Enjoy these yummy Almond flour cookies as snack or in breakfast!!

1 comment:

  1. Peanut butter with salt without salt? Any replacement for it?


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