My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and dairy free. Are you going grain free and refined sugar free? Are you looking for tasty recipes that don’t make you feel like you are making a sacrifice to eat that way? If so you have come to the right place. I have changed the way I eat in order to improve my health. Has my health improved? Yes, it has. I have enough energy to go back to the gym. I also have a couple of good friends who encourage me daily. This encouragement means the world to me. I don’t know if I would have the progress I have without them.
I wanted to have something sweet to eat. I wanted a soft cookie. I started thinking about marzipan. When I was a child my mother would make marzipan art. She would make small candies that looked like bananas, tomatoes, etc. She would often make a variety of these candies at Christmas time. I also really like macaroons full of their coconut goodness. My next thought was to combine the two cookies into one.
What a great idea this was the flavor combinations go very well together. It makes me think a little about the American Candy bar called an Almond Joy. But those are dipped in chocolate. These can be too if you like.
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup powdered monk fruit sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 egg white
Combine almond flour, monk fruit sugar, almond flavoring and egg white in a food processor. Process until it comes together. Remove and knead until it is all combined.
2 cups desiccated coconut flakes
1 recipe coconut sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons canned coconut milk just the thick part
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the coconut flakes, coconut sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, almond extract and the two egg whites in a food processor. Once it is combined remove and knead the dough. Combine the marzipan batter with the macaroon batter until both are well incorporated. Using a small cookie scoop place cookies onto an oiled cookie sheet. Makes approximately 50 cookies. Cook for about 15- 18 minutes. Allow to cool and eat or place into a container.