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Vegan almond cookies with apples and chocolate chips: healthy, sugar and gluten-free!

Vegan almond cookies with apples and chocolate chips: healthy, sugar and gluten-free!

vegan almond cookies ready to serve

These soft vegan almond cookies are sugar-free and gluten-free.

Very easy to prepare (even with the help of your children, if you like!), they taste delicious and are made of just a handful of simple ingredients:

  • 2 Golden Delicious apples;
  • 3 full tbsp rice flour;
  • 250 gr almonds;
  • 380 gr almonds (we recommend activated almonds )
  • a pinch of salt
  • a few drops of lemon juice
  • 50 gr of dark chocolate drops
  • sesame seeds

Instructions:

Peel and grate the apples, add a bit of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and cook them for 5 minutes, stirring them often. Then, let them rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.
In the meanwhile, blend 350 gr of activated almonds into powder and cut the remaining 30 gr in thin slices.
Now add the activated almond flour you just prepared to the cooled grated apple. Add the rice flour and the dark chocolate drops. Stir the mixture well together and create small balls of dough, as big as a walnut.
Preheat the oven to 180°. Lay them on grease proof paper and garnish them with the flaked almonds you sliced earlier, and sesame seeds.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Add 40 gr of brown sugar if you fancy them sweeter.

These vegan almond cookies are delicious with a smoothie or some currants for breakfast or as a healthy and tasty snack!

The Author:

Alice Scarmagnani is an Italian cook, who runs a project called “Cuocadè“, which focuses on creating recipes with – and for – children (being inspired from the Montessori educative system). Follow her on Facebook page, and Instagram channel to learn a little bit more about her project.

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