This cranberry almond flour cookies recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam inspires others with her passion for creating healthy and delicious recipes on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
I love making cookies for my kids, especially since I can keep the recipe gluten-free and control the amount of sugar used. These cranberry almond flour cookies were a big hit at my house. They’re great to pack as a sweet treat with lunches, or simply enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
For the gluten-free recipe, I used a combination of almond flour and brown rice flour. This blend can be used to make any gluten-free cookies of your choice. You could even replace the flour in conventional cookie recipes with this blend for a gluten-free treat. Almond flour and brown rice flour are both light-colored flours with a fine consistency that works well in cookies and other baked goods. They’re also much more nutritious than refined flours.
Almond flour is made simply from blanched almonds, which have their skins removed. This gives blanched almond flour its smooth texture. Per serving, almond flour provides 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber. Thanks to the almonds, it’s also a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and protective antioxidants like vitamin E. This gluten-free baking staple is an excellent option for low-carb diets. Brown rice flour helps even out the consistency of the batter even more, to produce an ideal texture for the cookies. It doesn’t hurt that brown rice flour is a good source of protein, too!
The addition of gluten-free rolled oats makes these cookies even more wholesome. Rolled oats are a good source of fiber, protein and iron. In place of butter, I used organic coconut oil, which the body can readily convert to energy instead of storing as fat. Coconut oil is also chock-full of lauric acid, which supports the immune system and may improve metabolism.
I tossed some whole dried cranberries into the batter, but feel free to add your own mix-ins. I tend to replace chocolate chips with dried fruit in my cookie recipes because they are naturally sweet and packed with fiber. These cookies would also be delicious with chopped nuts for some added crunch.
Enjoy this cranberry almond flour cookies recipe! It’s easy-to-follow and whips up a batch of tasty cookies that you won’t feel guilty about eating.
This recipe was developed and photographed exclusively for Nuts.com by Miryam Quinn Doblas, RD, of Eat Good 4 Life.