Gluten+Dairy Free Almond Cookies

Can it be? I didn’t even know this was possible!

I have been living gluten and dairy free for almost two years now, and have been searching and searching for a good “from-scratch” cookie recipe that wouldn’t make me sick after I ate it. There’s a bunch of yummy-tasting pre-packaged gluten+dairy free cookie mixes out there that you can buy from the store, but I wanted something that I could make myself…without the added sugar and unknown ingredients that sometimes come along with the packaged stuff. After several Pinterest searches, recipe ideas, experiments, and taste-tests, I can finally give you this. 

Behold, a delicious, chewy, secretly-good-for-you cookie! Free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and added sugar. These babies are SO tasty, super easy to make, require only 7 wholesome ingredients, and are perfectly healthy, so you won’t have to feel guilty after eating one or two (or five….hey, it happens)

Even my non-gluten/dairy intolerant family members loved them (SCORE!)

All you need is 15 minutes, some almond flour, coconut oil, honey, and dark chocolate if you’re feelin’ it! Prepare to be blown away into a secretly-healthy cookie heaven.


 

Recipe:

  • 2 cups almond flour (I recommend this brand)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. fine ground sea salt
  • 6 Tbsp. local honey
  • 4 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Optional add-ins: 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, raisins, nuts, or anything else your heart desires to put inside of a cookie.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix together honey, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture, and stir well to combine. If using additions like chocolate chips or coconut, stir in now.
  5. Roll dough into heaping tablespoon-sized balls, then gently flatten between your hands, to form a round disk shape. Place onto prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. The cookies will be quite fragile when first removed from oven, so allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to your mouth a serving plate.

 


Give these cookies a try, and you’ll see…nobody will be able to keep their hands off them! My little brother can testify to that^

My Favorite Dried Fruit & Nut Trail Mix

Confession #1: I love nuts. Almost every nut, I like to eat. Almonds? Delish. Cashews? Love. Pecans? Toast ’em and I’m there. Now, I’m a little picky about the way my nuts have to be (dry roasted or raw only please! No oils or any of that “fancy” added stuff needed), but if it’s right, I could eat certain nuts all day.

Confession #2: I love dried fruit. I’m a huge fan of dried cranberries, raisins, and banana chips, as long as you ditch the added sugar.

Confession #3: I have a special concauxion of both my loves: nuts and dried fruit, in the form of a super yummy, + super healthy trail mix. 

  
Bam…there it is. I could eat this stuff every day to be honest. Actually, I do eat it every day… Peace, love, fruit, and healthy fats. That’s all I have to say about that…

This trail mix is so quick, easy, and delicious! No more reasons to just grab a candy bar or bag of chips, when you can just grab a handful this…real, energizing food for the win! 

Today, I’m going to share my special recipe with you.

  

Energizing Dried Fruit and Nut Trail Mix:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic sweetened banana chips
  • 1 cup organic raisins
  • 1 cup diced dried pineapple
  • 1 cup dried organic cranberries
  • 1 cup organic dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/4 cup organic dry roasted almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup organic dry roasted cashews

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer to a container for storing.

 *Note: I prefer to get my ingredients from the organic bulk selection at my local grocery store, but it’s up to you where you get yours. You can also customize this recipe to your preference of the “style” of nut. Do you like dry roasted nuts like me? Raw? Toasted? Roasted? You can choose!

  

   
Hope y’all give it a try, and let me know what you think! Snack on, lovelies!