I was inspired by Nuts.com and the “April Showers Bring May Flours” project that Nuts.com is putting together for the month of May. For this project, Nuts.com is focused on getting the community inspired to include almond flour in their diets.
I created Paleo Almond Flour Snack Sticks with Blood Orange and Coconut recipe for this post and would like to share why using almond flour is great as well as whip up in almond flour recipe.
Almond flour is an alternative to wheat flour for baking and cooking, and great addition to gluten free baking. The only ingredients in almond flour are ground, whole almonds. This flour is gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and a high source of protein. Almond flour is also rich in vitamins and minerals like: iron, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium and vitamin E. Almonds provide the most calcium compared to other nuts and are beneficial for heart health, lowering cholesterol and keeping weight under control.
Here we go!
My Paleo baked snack size sticks recipe has no added sugar with wonderful aroma of almonds, zest of juicy blood orange and fragrant coconut flakes still Paleo, still gluten free.
Paleo Snack Almond Flour Sticks with Blood Orange and Coconut
Makes 12 sticks, snack size
You will need:
– 2 cups almonds, grind
– 2 tablespoons coconut flour
– 2 tea spoons chia seeds
– 2 eggs
– 1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
– 1 blood orange, zest and juice
– 1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line the pan with parchment paper.
Place almonds in the food processor and grind till fine flour is formed.
Using hand stand mixer whip coconut oil and eggs till frothy.
Add almond flour, coconut flour, chia seeds, zest and juice from the orange.
Mix on low till batter is formed. Add coconut flakes.
Using hands, make and form bite size fingers.
Place them on prepared baking pan.
Make few marks with sharp knife on top of every stick.
Bake for 11 minutes.
Tip: To add top crunch texture you can place sticks under the broiler for a minute.
Let it cool and enjoy!!!
Delicious, bite size sticks, perfect on the go as a mid day snack or a treat.
For the best results, leftovers can be stored in the freezer. That way you are always stocked with delicious healthy snacks, ready to go.
Special thanks to Nuts.com!