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Spiced Orange Christmas Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Absolutely. Anything goes during the festive period, right?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 3/4 cup of white spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of date syrup – you can use another liquid sweetener too but date syrup will give the cookies a dark and rich flavor
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • the juice of and the zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove
  • 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of dried sultanas

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Place the ground almond, the spelt flour, baking powder, and all the spices into a bowl and give it good mix.
  • In a separate bowl with a fork mush down the banana really well. Add in the date syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil and sugar, the zest and liquid of one orange, cranberries and sultanas. Whisk everything together until you have a glossy mixture. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture should be quite wet and sticky.
  • Line a baking tray with some parchment paper. Use about 1 heaped tablespoon of the mixture for each cookie. Wit the spoon try to create a round shape, don’t worry if they don’t look perfect they will still taste delicious.
  • Bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes. I like my cookies soft and chewy in the middle so I wouldn’t recommend to bake them for longer.
  • Let them cool in the tray for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe was republished with permission from Happy Skin Kitchen. Find the original recipe here.

Elisa (Happy Skin Kitchen)

Elisia is an Italian plant-based food blogger based in London. She has a passion for healthy food, cooking and living. After struggling with hormonal acne after moving to London in 2008, she began a mission to clear her skin through a 360 degree holistic approach. Happy Skin Kitchen is Elisa's everyday journey towards better skin and all-round good health.