Almond Flour is the greatest thing ever…

OK.  There are lots of things that are great.

But I am really, really loving almond flour right now.

How did I not know about this stuff until a mere 3 months ago.

It’s like the internet, what did I ever do without it!

I became acquainted with this flour back in January when I was challenged to make a Joconde wrap for the Daring Bakers’ Challenge.  It has been sitting in my fridge until this weekend when I was inspired by this post.

This recipe instantly reminded me of Lara Bars which started right here in Denver.

I’m not into the whole cleansing thing but I will say after stuffing my face all winter I could use a refreshing change in my diet.  These little babies jumpstarted me into eating better in the hopes of feeling a little less squishy!

Oh, how I need to do my Jillian workouts!

Here is my version of these wonderful bite-size treats.

Almond Bites

1 c. almond meal/flour (available for an amazing price in the refrigerated bulk section at Vitamin Cottage, the best store on the planet.  Shhh, don’t tell my boyfriend, he works at Whole Foods – the second best store on the planet).

9 pitted dates

1.5 T. coconut oil

lemon zest from one organic lemon

Pulse the ingredients together in a food processor.

Form into balls and refrigerate or freeze and enjoy!

Makes 15 bite-size balls.

Enjoying these treats I was inspired to create almond flour cookies.

They are kid approved.

Almond Honey Clouds

2 c. almond flour

1/4 t. salt

1/2 t. baking soda

1/4 c. honey

2 eggs

Combine ingredients and refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.

Form into about 24 balls and roll in coarse sugar.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

The texture of these cookies are dreamy!

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