This alternative recipe for almond cookies is courtesy of Martha Lindsay, MS, CNE, our team member who specializes in nutrition education and nutrition response testing. The recipe, ideal for anyone experiencing symptoms from a concussion, stroke, or brain injury of any kind, as well as ADD/ADHD, Parkinson’s or MS, let’s you treat yourself to something sweet without having to pay for it after the fact. All the ingredients work for your brain, not against it. Proceed without fear of putting your brain and body in a tizzy, and give these goodies a try!
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup cannellini beans soaked, cooked, smashed or if using canned beans just rinsed and smashed
- 1/3 cup raw honey 1/2 C if want more sweetness and can add shredded coconut for more sweetness
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Chopped walnuts and/or raisins or dark chocolate pieces optional
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup whole flaxseeds
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream together: eggs, almond butter, cannelloni beans (soaked, cooked, smashed or if using canned beans just rinsed and smashed, raw honey, vanilla, and optional walnuts, raisins, and/or dark chocolate pieces.
- In a separate bowl mix: almond flour, whole flaxseeds, baking soda, salt
- Mix dry and wet bowls and bake. Time depends on how big you make the flattened cookie dough on the pan. Check after 15 minutes.
- *Martha suggests that if you want to change the taste for some batches, add cinnamon and other pumpkin pie type spices.