Thursday, January 31, 2013

For All of My Gluten Free Friends

It seems now more than ever people are looking for gluten free options for their diets.   When I was suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, I tried a grain free diet for a while and discovered these cookies along the way.  You can typically find almond flour in a store like Whole Foods or Wegmans, or even order it online.  In a pinch, I have even ground up almonds in the food processor, however this makes for a coarser flour.  Enjoy!

Flour-less Almond Cookies


2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
splash of orange juice 


**Tip** When working with honey, spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray so that they honey doesn't stick.  

Preheat oven to 325 

Mix all ingredients and drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Press cookies down flat with a buttered fork.  Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.