I had my eye on this recipe for the past couple of weeks and was eagerly awaiting my order of oat flour from iHerb to arrive so that I could get baking. Oat flour is a new flour for me. I usually bake with a mix of wholemeal and regular with an occasional bake with coconut and spelt.
What I was really excited about was making my own almond butter. I made some cashew butter the other day for the first time and that was amazing! I will never buy store bought nut butters again. I stopped buying regular peanut butter last year because all the usual brands contain palm oil. Palm oil is really hard to avoid as it is in literally everything, including supermarket breads. The big haze issue we experienced in Asia last year was a direct result of corporations and farmers in parts of East Sumatra, South Sumatra and Kalimantan on Indonesian Borneo doing their annual slash and burn thing – to clear their land for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations. Now I know making nut butters is as simple as purchasing a bag of raw nuts and then getting my Magimix working with a little dribble of coconut oil.
The recipe comes from A Sunshine Mission – an sweet little blog with such beautiful, bold images. It was seeing the images of the cookies that made me want to bake these babies. So easy to make, and very moreish you might want to make a double batch.
- Now you can start scooping and shapping. Once you’ve rounded your cookie, flatten it slightly and then make an indent with your thumb.