We’re always looking for healthy versions of our favourite treats as both of us have a bit of a sweet tooth. It’s not always easy when you’re trying to be good and stick to a reduced sugar and fat diet so we were happy to come across a recipe by Jessica Spiel in her book, The Healthy Life. These cookies are a great way to get your sweet fix without feeling like you’ve overindulged. We’ve adapted it slightly to cater for what we had available in our cupboards, but I can assure you they turned out delicious.
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 4 tbsp raw almonds
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp stevia powder
- 3-4 tbsp filtered water
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until it’s a smooth consistency.
- Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls using damp hands, and place them onto a lined baking tray, flattening them slightly.
- Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 160°C (140°C fan, gas 3) for 20-25 minutes or until they’re completely cooked through.