This almond cookie is an explosion of flavour, yet shockingly simple to make. Gluten free. Keto – friendly and does not spike your blood glucose levels. This is my all time favourite ‘cookie’. You may be hooked like I was, with your very first bite. The vanilla extract makes these gems extra good!
2-3 Egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup of sweetener ( Monk fruit )
3 cups of sliced blanched almonds
a pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix egg whites with a fork. Add sweetener, salt and vanilla. Mix again. Toss in almonds and mix. (check your egg white consistency here)
- Spoon and flatten cookie mixture on a silicone sheet or parchment or on a cookie sheet.
- Bake 20 minute – to a media brown colour
- If bottom still soft and sticky ..turn over bottom side up and put back in the oven
- Turn off oven ..let cookies sit 5-10 minutes to dry out.
Dip cookie in dark or light chocolate after baking. Flip chocolate side up. Let cool (see below).
Egg whites vary in size. Make sure you have enough ‘egg white’ to have a thick consistency when blending – well coated ( sort of gooey). If it looks dry, you may have to add another egg white . Beat the ‘additional’ egg white separately before you add it to your cookie mix. Err on more egg white. Crumble the cookie on yogurt, hot, morning oatmeal, ice cream, salad or cooked green beans. There are more ideas as you might guess. The ingredients are healthy and you can dress up any meal with healthy almonds.
DID YOU KNOW?
Almonds are not a true nut. It is a seed or pit similar to a peach or olives. My uncle, who reached his 100th birthday, would enjoy six almonds daily for good health. Did you know Bill Gates’ frequently snacks on ‘nuts’. I’m sure the almond squeaked its way in the mix. Monk fruit is the trending sugar substitute, some say no aftertaste. There are various Monk fruits to buy with varying sweetness. Investigate them before using in a recipe. Monk fruit toots a higher sweetness level than sugar. Tasting is believing. Swerve is another emerging substitute for sugar you may want to try.
A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that consuming almonds increases vitamin E levels Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that defends your cells against damage on a daily basis and prevents artery-clogging oxidation and also lowers cholesterol levels. Almonds have a significant increase the amount of antioxidants in the bloodstream. Blood flow is improved along with reduced blood pressure.