Gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free chewy and moist almond butter cookies, with the sweetness of dates and coconut.

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I was inspired by a recipe I had seen recently for some maple almond butter cookies, which used only a small amount of sugar, but maple flavored almond butter.  When I looked at the ingredients, I realized they were very similar to what I would normally make as my go-to peanut butter cookies (see here), just with less sugar and almond instead of peanut butter.  And then I remembered that I had a jar of almond butter in the pantry.  And I remembered that I had previously made healthy versions of peanut butter cookies (see here).  And my brain started ticking over.  

Mind you, this was all at 2am in the morning, so I was a little apprehensive to actually try this in practice …!  And in my early morning musings, I thought, what about using coconut and dates instead of chocolate chips, to make these so much healthier.  And even though I wasn’t going to bake cookies this weekend, I just had to try these.  And they were a definite success.  And so I just have to share my experimental recipe with you all!

I’ve made these a number of times since … and the latest version included cranberries instead of dates.  Out of the batch I made, and brought all but 2 into work (they were consumed for scientific purposes by yours truly), they were all gone in 2 hours, with only 3 guys in the room!

Almond coconut cookies
Yields 16
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
154 calories
14 g
0 g
10 g
4 g
2 g
38 g
92 g
10 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
38g
Yields
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 92mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
7%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 250g (1 cup) almond butter
  2. 75g (1/3 cup) maple syrup
  3. 110g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 60g (1 cup) shredded coconut
  8. 75g (1/2 cup) chopped dates
  9. 2 tbs flaxseed meal
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together well. If the almond butter is difficult to stir, heat in microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Drop as teaspoonfuls onto the parchment paper and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool on the trays.
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calories
154
fat
10g
protein
4g
carbs
14g
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Almond coconut cookies