Almond Butter is quite unlike many types of nut butter you buy at supermarkets that can contain all manner of hidden nasties like added oils, sugar and preservatives.
This month, when Bec selected Almond Butter as our recipe ingredient, I happened to have an overwhelming craving for something sweet. So as much as I was steering towards something savoury I ended up creating a lovely chewy biscuit.
Bec and her team at Tenterfield Health make their own almond butter so you are guaranteed when you buy their almond butter that is it made is made from 100% Australian almonds and nothing else!
These biscuits for this recipe are best served with an icy cold glass of milk! These biscuits were incredibly easy to make, though rolling the balls can be a little messy as the biscuit dough is quite wet and sticky.
Just make sure you regularly wash and dry your hands as you go, which will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
Yields 18 Biscuits
Almond butter is not only tasty but it is also packed with nutritional goodness. On average, a tablespoon serving of almond butter has about 9 grams of fat. No need to get anxious about the fat content though as it is healthy fat and combined with the abundance of protein means it is your best friend if you are watching your weight.
10 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 250 grams of roasted almond butter
- 2 cups of gluten-free quick oats
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of mashed banana
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking sheets with baking paper.
- Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl until everything is well blended together and forming a sticky dough.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and make round balls (9 per baking tray for medium sized biscuits).
- Using a fork, dipped into a gluten-free flour, press the biscuits down to flatten them.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Biscuits should have golden bottoms and edges but still look at little soft and undercooked.
- Let them cool on a wire tray and as they do they will transform into the yummiest chewy cookies.
Vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian, gluten-free
Almond butter is not only addictively tasty (I could have quite easily eaten this almond butter on its own by the tablespoon) but it is also packed with nutritional goodness.
On average, a 2-tablespoon serving of almond butter has about 195 calories, 7 grams of protein and approximately 18 grams of fat.
No need to get anxious about the fat content though as it is healthy fat and combined with the abundance of protein means it is your best friend if you are watching your weight.
It will both satisfy those taste buds and keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Almond butter is also a good source of fibre containing 3.3 grams of fibre per serving. (2 tablespoons).
There are so many ways to use almond butter. Add it to your morning cereal or porridge. Use it in your smoothies for an extra creamy nuttiness. It is also great in your favourite salad dressings.
Courtesy of Lara Flanagan.
Lara is the author of My Notes from New England, a blog that takes a humorous look at the adventures of a single mum with two young twins who enjoys cooking, eating well, living in the country and travelling the world looking to inspire and be inspired.