OK. There are lots of things that are great.
But I am really, really loving almond flour right now.
How did I not know about this stuff until a mere 3 months ago.
It’s like the internet, what did I ever do without it!
I became acquainted with this flour back in January when I was challenged to make a Joconde wrap for the Daring Bakers’ Challenge. It has been sitting in my fridge until this weekend when I was inspired by this post.
This recipe instantly reminded me of Lara Bars which started right here in Denver.
I’m not into the whole cleansing thing but I will say after stuffing my face all winter I could use a refreshing change in my diet. These little babies jumpstarted me into eating better in the hopes of feeling a little less squishy!
Oh, how I need to do my Jillian workouts!
Here is my version of these wonderful bite-size treats.
1 c. almond meal/flour (available for an amazing price in the refrigerated bulk section at Vitamin Cottage, the best store on the planet. Shhh, don’t tell my boyfriend, he works at Whole Foods – the second best store on the planet).
9 pitted dates
1.5 T. coconut oil
lemon zest from one organic lemon
Pulse the ingredients together in a food processor.
Form into balls and refrigerate or freeze and enjoy!
Makes 15 bite-size balls.
Enjoying these treats I was inspired to create almond flour cookies.
They are kid approved.
Almond Honey Clouds
2 c. almond flour
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 c. honey
Combine ingredients and refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
Form into about 24 balls and roll in coarse sugar.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
The texture of these cookies are dreamy!