Almond Pancake Cookies

What’s the best accompaniment with a giant textbook for cramming homework at the last-minute? Pancakes. Or mainly, these almond cookies that look like pancakes. When I was fifteen, my mother used to make the best homemade almond coconut pancakes in the world. They were healthy, fluffy, perfect for a Sunday brunch. My mother and I recreated them into a more portable and convenient form so that we could enjoy them anytime and anywhere for a snack or dessert!

For surprisingly little flour you get a very soft texture that complements the crunchiness of the almonds. They’re very similar to almond tuiles, except the pancake batter gives more moisture. Plus I’ve seen some almond tuiles on the Internet that have a very scarce amount of almonds. The healthy fats from the coconut oil and the almonds are great for studying as well. Right before you take a test, you should definitely nosh on one of these suckers not only to do well, but just because they’re freaking delicious.

RECIPE

  • 2 generous TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 and 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup and 2 TBSP brown sugar (substitute with Stevia for a sugar free recipe)
  • 1/3 cup whole-grain pancake and baking mix
  • 3 egg whites (use a flax egg for vegans)
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract

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PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (except for almonds) in a large bowl.
  3. One by one add in the wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  4. Stir in the almonds as you would with chocolate chips.
  5. Take a silpat sheet or parchment paper on a baking tray. Scoop a TBSP of batter for each cookie (this should make 12 or more) and flatten out slightly.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes and let cool for 2 minutes.

These little guys are a success for little kids, a crowd at a holiday potluck, or a hangry Asian high school girl who loves protein but still needs a carby fix. Again, you can adapt this recipe in any way to suite you; I always make sure I can reach out to everyone since I have a lot of followers on Instagram who practice a raw vegan or paleo diet. Use almond flour or even dates (which is the only ingredient to make cookie dough) for these delicious babies 🙂 And they probably taste a million times better than those store-bought Christmas biscuits at the grocery store. If you want to crowd please, make something yourself from the heart.

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Happy Holidays,

Cassie


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