Hello Monday! Let’s talk about Sunday for a minute or two. Does anyone else agree that Sunday evenings are the perfect time for baking? I like to dim the lights a bit, light a candle, throw on some of my fav relaxing tunes and concoct something delicious. It’s therapeutic and relaxing for me, plus it makes the kitchen smell amazing. Sunday evening is also the perfect time for some baking because it means there are some delicious + healthy goodie options for you and your loved ones to grab and go for the week ahead.
Although I do love a classic cookie recipe from time to time, they can come packed with high amounts of sugar and processed ingredients. I typically like my cookie recipes to have a good source of nutrition so they can be a healthy enjoyment that can be nourishing with each bite. I genuinely feel much better when the foods I eat are clean and nutritious, it helps keep those energy levels up throughout the day. When I eat processed foods, it makes me feel slow and sluggish. In a previous post I did called Healthy Living is a Lifestyle I talk more about clean eating and my 80/20 guideline. This nutritious cookie recipe I’m sharing today is free from gluten, dairy, and refined sugars and also contains a good source of healthy fats, filling fiber, and protein to leave you feeling satisfied!
My joy for Sunday night baking along with a fiance who loves homemade baking are a few reasons why I came up with these Evening Almond Butter Cookies. It brings me joy when I bake healthy goodies and my fiance finds it delicious. It’s an important team effort to keep you and your loved ones on a healthy track, it makes it easier when you do it together! As I mentioned, my fiance loves homemade baking, so keeping it tasty yet healthful is key.
Evening Almond Butter Cookies could easily be made any day and at anytime that works for you. It’s an easy recipe that only requires about 25 minutes of your time, a medium sized mixing bowl, and a mixing tool you can use to mix it all together. Enjoy these nourishing Evening Almond Butter Cookies in whichever way you desire! They go great with a cup of herbal tea or coffee, or can be enjoyed as a source of fuel at breakfast, a midday snack, an energy boost, or an evening treat. When a recipe is made with clean + real food ingredients, you can’t go wrong with when or how you want to enjoy it.
The gluten free rolled oats in these cookies are a good source of filling fiber + energy while the almond butter provides healthy fats and plant protein. I used organic gluten free spelt flour as a plant based healthy flour option and you could easily replace the whole egg with a flax egg to keep this recipe completely plant based. For some natural sweetness I used organic coconut palm sugar (plant based option similar to brown sugar) and a touch of organic pure maple syrup. You could skip the pure maple syrup if you desire and the cookies would still turn out amazing. I stuck with dairy free dark chocolate chips in this recipe, however, you could leave them out and the cookies would still be delicious! The beauty of this recipe is that it’s versatile and could easily be tweaked to suit your taste bud desires.
Evening Almond Butter Cookies
Dairy free, gluten free, energizing + delicious Evening Almond Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup organic gluten free spelt flour
- 1/2 cup raw almond butter
- 1/3 cup organic coconut palm sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup dairy free dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together gluten free rolled oats, organic gluten free spelt flour, and organic coconut palm sugar.
- Add raw almond butter, egg, and pure maple syrup to the mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or any mixing tool to mix everything together until everything sticks together. Fold in dairy free dark chocolate chips last.
- Scoop spoonful amounts of cookie mixture, roll it into a ball and place it on the cookie sheet.
- Press rounded cookie balls down with your finger or back of the spoon to flatten.
- Bake in the oven for an estimated 12-15 minutes keeping an eye. Once cookies are finished baking, let them cool for 10 minutes. Keep cookies stored in an airtight container up to 4-5 days.
Note – If you don’t think you will finish all of the cookies over the 4-5 day period, freeze any leftover cookies to take out and enjoy on a later day!
Do you find baking to be therapeutic and relaxing like myself? What are some of your favourite homemade healthy baking recipes?