These easy-to-make gluten-free Almond Jam Dot Cookies should be on your go-to list for dessert for a delicious and healthy treat you can feel good about! These are an amazing little cookie to offer your kids without feeling like you are loading them up with sugar, hydrogenated oils, processed non-food ingredients aka “junk” most cookies are made with.
With these, you get dietary fiber and protein from the almond meal, natural sweetness from the fruit, added fiber and omegas from the chia seeds, and you have yourself an amazing sweet and healthy treat that satisfies your sweet tooth, offers a clean energy boost while nourishing you with vitamins and minerals your body needs!
We couldn't keep these around for more than one day at our house. They're made with almond meal flour and oats and have a little drop of jam on top! Sure, you can most definitely add the good ol’ fashioned jam from the store. But once you learn that making your own healthy, sugar-free jam is this easy, you’ll never go back!
I love using this jam over mixed into my chia pudding, topped onto pancakes or waffles, on some coconut ice cream, even on my mushroom tacos for a burst of sweetness.
Another wonderful thing about these is that you can freeze them! Make a batch ahead of time and just pull one out of the freezer for a quick snack or, yes, even breakfast! It almost tastes like those commercial pop tarts, but these are actually good for you!
You can make various flavors using frozen berries (think raspberries, strawberries, blueberries) for the jam, or you can use dried apricots for an apricot variety.
Here's a few more plant-based dessert recipes:
- Baked Apples with Cashew Cream
- Banana Bread with Maple Glaze
- Blueberry Lemon Bars
- Carrot Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies
I love serving these cookies with fresh almond, cashew or oat milk. The wonderful thing about making your own almond milk, is that you can use the pulp for cookies! If you are making your own milk, use the pulp instead of store-bought almond meal. This is a wonderful way to maximize your ingredients and make use of your food!
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