These turned out fabulous! I have been getting bored of the usually oatmeal or cereal for breakfast and decided to give a recipe I found here a try. I modified it a little bit to work with what I already had in my fridge/pantry. They are healthy, gluten free, dairy free, and so filling because of the almond flour. I was hoping they would last a few days but they were gone by the next morning (as I've mentioned, my husbands a big eater!).
Before I get started with the recipe, I want to mention how the almond flour came to be! I have wanted to make almond butter from scratch for a long time now. I have a small 3 cup food processor from Cuisinart and thought that would work well enough, but I was wrong :/ . I put sliced almonds and a few tablespoons of chia seeds in the processor for about 10 minutes total and the best I could get is what you see above. I am in desperate need of a better, larger food processor (any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!). So, I ended up with more of a flour than a butter. I decided to use it in this recipe and it worked great!
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or oil of your choice such as coconut oil)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup blueberries
Combine all dry ingredients (flour, chia seeds, baking soda, salt) in one bowl and the wet ingredients (eggs, honey, oil) in another bowl and blend mixture. Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together until the texture of dough is formed. You may need to add extra flour here to get the right consistency. Add the blueberries, mixing them carefully in so that they do not pop. Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Now, role the dough out in between two sheets of parchment paper. Use some more flour here to keep the dough from sticking. Role the dough to about 1 inch thick. Now using something round (mason jar lid, water glass) cut the dough into individual biscuits*. Put the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in oven at 350° for 12-15 minutes. You'll know when they are done when the edges turn a golden brown.
*I had a lot of trouble with this step. My dough was just too sticky, so I ended up just breaking off pieces and forming the biscuits with my hands.
*Healthy hint: We ate ours with some fruit spread and it was delicious! You can add other berries to your biscuits as well or some flax meal or cacao nibs would be great.