Maple Pecan Cookies

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Oh maple-pecan, you classically scrumptious combo. What’s not so scrumptious is the refined flour and sugar that you’re often paired with. Not today! I have you mixed with some healthy fats, blood sugar balancing spices, and gluten-free flours to yield the most delectable little cookies.

So make up a batch of these to get your maple-pecan fix, without all the problems of white wheat flours and nutrient-void sweeteners. These praline-esque palate pleasers also freeze well, so don’t feel like you need to eat them all in one go…in fact I wouldn’t recommend it. Even though they’re definitely better for you than their overly refined cousins, they’re still a treat and should be “treated” as such.

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Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Cookies

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Bake time: 10 minutes

Makes about a dozen medium-sized cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (unsalted), ghee, or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or tapioca flour if you’re grain-free)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 - 1 cup roughy chopped pecans

 

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, electric mixer, or by hand, combine the egg, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and almond butter until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, sorghum flour, cinnamon, clove, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until well combined.
  5. Fold in the chopped pecans, and form 12-15 equally sized balls, spaced evenly on the baking sheet.
  6. Gently press down the balls with your thumb or a fork, and bake for about 10 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are starting to get golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before enjoying.
  8. Store leftovers in fridge or freezer.