I was visiting my sister recently started blogging at Me Gusta Mantequilla. She made this great Crunchy Grain Free Paleo Walnut Shortbread recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day Party. She is a great baker from way back when she used to make cookies and cakes that were not grain free. She adapted this recipe from Elana’s Pantry.
Crunchy Grain Free Walnut Shortbread
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
¼ tsp high mineral sea salt
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup walnuts, chopped
5 Tbsp honey or stevia liquid to taste
1 tablespoon almond extract (gluten free)
In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and chopped walnuts
In a smaller bowl, mix together the fat and almond extract
Mix the wet ingredients with dry
Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter
Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet or silpat
Put in the oven until golden brown, 7-10 minutes
Let them cool for 10 minutes, if you can wait!
Makes about 18-24 cookies (12 servings)
Nutrition Info: Calories: 286, Protein: 7.5 g , Total Fat : 25.2 g, Total Carbs: 11.2 g, Net Carbs: 8 g, Fiber:3.2 g (nutrition facts based on 12 servings)
Need some more egg free alternatives?
This new e-book has an excellent chart on how to substitute chia for eggs.
Introducing Awaken: 30 egg free breakfast ideas for paleo and low carb peeps!
Karen is an MBA student by day and an awesome cook and photographer by night. She has lost nearly 100 lbs by following a Paleo diet! Way to go Karen!
She told me she feels better without eggs too. She wrote this great book to help others who may want to try an egg elimination or just want to have more variety in their breakfast routines. Some recipes you will find:
- Skillet scrambles with meats and veggies
- Easy no cook strawberry pudding
- Blueberry cobbler
- Bacon twists
- Breakfast pizza
- Pumpkin faux-meal
- Grain free granola
- Breakfast cookies
- Fruity smoothies
- Savory sausages
- Spaghetti squash hash browns
- Strawberry and blueberry crumble
- Apple sauce
- Stuffed mushrooms
- Zucchini soup
- Zucchini stuffed meat boats
- Chocolate smoothies
- Grits (my favorite!)
More reasons I love this book!
She also gives a great chart about how to interchange sweeteners for gaps/paleo and low carb diets.
This makes it easy use your choice of sweetener based on your diet.
She also has a great chart on measurements for successful egg substitution.
Karen shows us where to source these great ingredients so we can order them from our couch.
She seems to have thought of everything: did I mention the awesome full page photos?
She also includes the nutrition info about each recipe.
Karen offers us ways to easily change up the recipe for more varied options.
She also has great step-by step tutorials for how to make chia eggs, cauliflower rice and more.
If you ask me this book is worth 3 times the price!
Don’t miss it!