Apple cinnamon cookies – a healthy paleo snack

I recently saw a quote that said. `A cup of tea without a biscuit is a lost opportunity.’ I think that is just a way of saying that there is something nice about relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit (aka cookie). Add friends and it’s the perfect mix!!! Anyway, recently I have been trying recipes for things that I can have ready for when someone drops in for a cuppa and chat.  This one sounded great, so with a few adaptations here it is.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large apples – chopped – leave the skin on (because that’s quicker)
  • 2 cups almonds – preferably raw
  • 1 cup shredded coconut – be sure to get an unsweetened one
  • 2 teasp cinnamon
  • 4 teasp vanilla
  • 4 teasp (20 mls) coconut oil
  • 3 Eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat  oven to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Combine all ingredients, EXCEPT the eggs, in a food processor. Pulse until all the pieces are small but still a little chunky.  If your food processor is not large enough to accommodate everything, do it is smaller lots.
  3. Combine this mixture with the eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Form the mixture into “patties” and place on a baking tray (greased or lined with baking paper to prevent sticking).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done.

Thermomix instructions:

Place all ingredients in the bowl. Mix on speed 8 for approx. 5 seconds. This can vary according to whether you prefer a more chunky cookie or a smoother one. Cook as above.

Verdict:

  • Quick and easy.
  • Tastes great.
  • Freezes well.

This is definitely a healthy paleo snack recipe that will go into the favourites file.

(This has been adapted from an original recipe found at  http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/apple-cinnamon-cookies/)

Comments

  1. I think I might make some of these of a breakfast treat. The kids will love getting biscuits for breakfast!

  2. Tried again today, worked perfectly. 🙂

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