These cookies are so lightweight and fluffy, you’ll feel like you’re eating a cloud.
Why make naturally sweetened treats?
When I decided to cut out processed sugar to help heal my gut, I became determined to find ways to still enjoy my favorite treats! It’s been over a year and I’m happy to report you don’t have to give up cookies to improve your diet. You just have to make better versions, such as these Almond Cloud Cookies.
Most store bought cookies are loaded with harmful added ingredients and even classic homemade recipes call for cups of white sugar. Although natural sweeteners, like pure maple syrup and raw honey are still sugar to the body, they are able to be easily digested and can even provide more nutrients.
Common processed sugars such as white or brown, are like a drug to the body. The food industry puts sugar in just about EVERYTHING because they know it’s addicting. Sauces, packaged foods, cereal, even on dehydrated fruit. Sugar literally triggers the body to make serotonin (the happy hormone) and is why you might feel good when eat it. (It’s also why many of us reach for sweets when we feel sad or stressed). The sweeter something is, the more addicting it can be. You also can desensitize your tastebuds to the sweet flavor. That’s why you need more sugar to taste it and why fruit doesn’t taste sweet enough.
The Almond Cloud Cookies
Made with simple pure ingredients you can enjoy these heavenly cookies as much as you like. They are also dairy free, gluten free, and naturally sweetened!
Why Pure Ingredients?
Pure almond butter: Some almond butters have added sugar, unnecessary extra oils, and other added ingredients. All that should be listed on the ingredients list is: almonds. You can even make your own homemade almond butter if you prefer.
Pure maple syrup: Maple syrup that has been extracted from the tree and minimally altered is the best version. This preserves its natural health benefits and ensures there was no extra sugar or ingredients added.
Pure vanilla extract: Artificial vanilla extract comes from a variety of sources, some gross and questionable. Just google “what is in vanilla extract,” I dare you. To be safe, choose the bottle labeled “pure”.
Now onto the recipe!
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Almond Cloud Cookies
- mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie sheet
- Silicone baking mat or parchment paper
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Pure almond butter
- 3 tbsp Pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Almond flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- pinch Pink himalayan salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, almond butter, syrup, vanilla and cinnamon
- Add in the almond flour, baking soda and salt
- Once all mixed, prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper and nonstick spray, or a silicone baking mat
- Create each cookie with 1 spoon full of dough and place it on the sheet
- Flatten the cookie dough balls just a little with your palm.
- Cook for 10 minutes and take out of the oven. This helps to ensure they are cooked perfectly.