I used to dread holidays. All the candy I couldn't eat on display in the front of grocery stores was depressing. Valentine's Day made it hard to even go grocery shopping. Then I discovered several sweets I could eat.
Dark chocolate was a revelation. Soon I discovered sugar free jams and syrups. With certain limits, I started down the path of cooking diabetic friendly sweets. I still have to watch label ingredients and myself. These cookies don't make self control easy.
What makes it possible for me to eat these cookies? The use of almond flour. It is a great substitute for regular grain based flour. It makes for thicker and richer baked goods. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin E. It does help with healing the body. Nothing like eating your way to a healthier you!
Here are a few more benefits, it's:
- Gluten free, good for those with celiac disease.
- Known for it's low glycemic index which helps diabetics control their blood sugar.
- Full of manganese which helps with blood clotting.
- Good for heart health.
- Full of monosaturated fats that keep cholesterol in control.
- Helpful for a healthier digestive system due to it's high prebiotic fiber content.
- Loaded with vitamin E & antioxidants that reduce mental decline.
- Helpful in cancer prevention due to its high level of antioxidants.
Source: "Health Benefits of Almond Flour"
Nourish by WebMD 08/20/20
I played around with a few ingredients and was pleasantly surprised with the result.
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp 50/50 stevia and vanilla extract mix
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/3 cup of finely chopped brazil nuts
-5 tbsp. sugar free blackberry jam
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients but the jam and ground nuts.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Roll mixture into balls and place on the sheet.
Press your thumb into each ball.
Place on sheet and cook 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and fill the thumbprints with the jam.
Cook 10 more minutes.
I'll definitely add this recipe to my upcoming recipe book. Now I'm off to work on garlic cheddar Yorkshire pudding and chocolate peanut butter muffins. I hope you enjoy! Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add to your recipe book.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.