March 8, 2010

Stevia Week Recipe #1: Raw Almond Cookies

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Welcome to the first recipe of Diana’s self-proclaimed Stevia Week! If you missed yesterday’s post, four lucky stevia winners will be chosen this coming Friday, so make sure to enter the giveaway!

For this recipe, I used NuNaturals Alcohol Free Stevia liquid.

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Raw Almond Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond meal/pulp/flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 30 drops NuNaturals alcohol free stevia liquid (or other sweetener to taste)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 150* (or prep dehydrator if that’s how you roll).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until you have a soft ball of dough.
  3. Scoop by the tablespoon-ful onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 60-90 minutes. I left them in the oven for 90 minutes, but the bottoms were beginning to brown by that point (not my intention), so keep an eye on them and use your judgement.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.

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With stevia, I prefer to err on the side of less sweet because too much tastes funny to me, so definitely taste the batter before baking to make sure it’s sweetened to your liking. To the credit of NuNaturals, though, I haven’t yet noticed that funny taste that I’ve heretofore associated with stevia.

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I really love these cookies! If you like almond-flavored desserts (Russian Tea Cookies?) or marzipan, you’ll totally dig these lil bites. Best use of almond pulp (as in leftover ground almonds from making almond milk) ever!

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And it goes without saying that these cookies are totally healthy, especially without all the added sugars. Along with a tall glass of the almond milk that accompanied the creation of this recipe, I’m thinkin’ cookies and milk are a totally legitimate breakfast now. ;)

If you want to try this recipe, make sure to enter the NuNaturals giveaway for your chance at some free stevia!

18 comments:

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Did you just invite me over for cookies??? LOL! Okay okay, I'll have to go make some. Those look SO yummy! =)

Dori said...

Thank you!! I have been wanting a good recipe to use for my almond pulp. The last time I tried to make cookies from it they came out as pancakes. This is perfect!!

katherine said...

First of all, these look fabulous.

Second, I freaking love that you make all these fantastic dishes without an Excalibur. You're my hero :)

Dominique said...

I kind of hate almond-flavoured stuff (I despise marzipan) but these look awesome!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

brilliant! perfect use for my stevia drops :)

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Those look great ... they remind me of a holiday cookie we used to have ... yummy!

Lindsay I-F said...

yum i love raw cookies! i have that same stevia - i think i'll have to try this reipe

greensandjeans said...

Wow, I will have to give these a shot!

Gabriela said...

Recipes like these always make me want a dehydrator! They look delish :)

Katie said...

Woohoo!! Thanks so much, Diana. Who needs a dehydrator now?

Erica said...

mmm almond and coconut- whats not to love? They look like they turned out perfect

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

Mmmm, this looks like a great way to use the massive collection of almond pulp in my freezer, thanks!

Mo Diva said...

those look so moist and delicious!

Gena said...

Ahem. As someone who was lucky enough to try these bad boys, let me say simply:

HOLY YUM.

Make them now!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

These looks awesome! I love almond desserts. Yum-o!

christie, honoring health said...

I am going to make these right now!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

i made something similar awhile back but used flax seeds as my base
http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/11/raw-vegan-almond-butter-cookies.html

and never needed to dehydrate them b/c flax when you grind it, well for me at least, is both dry and oily all at the same time if that makes any sense LOL
but then also added almond flour and almond butttahhh and coco oil the whole she bang.

Yours look great and i totally un veganized mine with butterscotch chips b/c i had them on hand and they were a hit.

i love stevia week in diana's house!!!!

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl said...

Wow. Those look yummy!! Milk and cookies for breakfast... mind-boggling, but so true! LOL ;-)