Friday, November 13, 2009

Almond meal

thanks to a friend and Elana's Pantry, i learned about almond meal,
an option to use for baking instead of flour.
ab-so-lute-ly. the. best. delicious cookies, bars, etc.
if you or anyone you know who is celiac, this is a wonderful alternative.

...a favorite...
- chocolate chip cookies -

...ingredients... nutritionist introduced me to agave nectare... took me a year before i drummed up enough courage to taste it...
(i tend to be slightly squeamish for new tastes!) is. delicious! better than honey...

...the almond meal is ground up almonds...
- Elana's Pantry has the info on that -
...healthy stuff!

...i had the mint bar candy on hand and simply broke it up in pieces...


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 c. blanched almond flour
1/2 t. celtic sea salt
1/2 t. baking soda
-stir together-
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. agave nectar
1 T. vanilla
...stir together and add choclate chips...

place on parchment lined baking sheet
bake @ 350 12-15 minutes
(watch carefully - they brown quickly)




Shelly said...

Oh these sound good. I'll have to try them! I've made almond meal chocolate cake and a white "pound" cake as well, and they are delicious too.

Lisa F. said...

Hi Aunt Esther!!! Where do you get your almond meal? I have a cookbook that calls for it in some of the recipes and am not sure where to get it...anywhere local? reading your blog!

every day is a gift... said...

niece Lisa!! go to Elanas pantry on the web - i also found some at a health food store in New Providence...many miles from you! :) or, you can come to my house & i can sell you some out of my supply. :)

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