Unblanched Almond Flour Cookies [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free]

After making some almond milk, I dried out the pulp and et voila! Paleo cookies!

 Unblanched almond flour is pretty much just crushed whole almonds. After blending water and soaked almonds for milk, I stuck the pulp in the oven to dry out a bit, and was left with this: 

I wasn’t sure how it would work because I’ve read that unblanched flour is pretty hard to work with but, there’s no harm in trying! Plus, there’s something about a batch of cookies on the go that just warms the cockles, right!? 

Recipe for Unblanched Almond Flour Cookies

Yield: 6 good-sized cookies

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

What you need

1 cup unblanched almond flour

1/2 tspn baking powder

1 tblspn almond butter

2 tblspns butter, melted

1-2 tspns raw honey or date paste

1 medium egg, lightly whisked

Pinch of salt

What you need to do

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (ovens vary so you may need to adjust your cooking time). Line a tray with baking paper.

2. Mix all the ingredients together, adding the egg in last. 

3. Beware – this dough/batter is sticky! Spoon the dough onto your tray, leaving adequate space in between as they do almost double in size.  

4. Bake for approx 15-20 minutes (keep an eye on it at this stage – you can go from done to burnt in no time!). 

5. Remove from oven when done (they will be springy, not hard!) and allow to cool. 


*Please note: you can use blanched almond flour – the texture will be a lot smoother and you may need to adjust the quantity down to perhaps 3/4 cup flour. 

Also, this isn’t a crispy, crunchy biscuit – it’s a light, chewy cookie and oh-so-moreish!!!*


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