This Valentine’s Day, step away from the big boxes of chocolates and steer clear of those rich, decadent cakes because you can treat yourself without veering off the health wagon thanks to these healthy cookies (that also happen to look adorable). Free of sugar and gluten – and guilt – they’re not only nutritious, but delicious too.
Savoir Flair tapped Kamilla Omarzay, the fit foodie behind Dubai’s healthy treats company The Snack Society, to get the ultimate easy and healthy cookie recipe. “If there was anything I was scared of, it was giving up cookies to dunk in my tea – that was the first thing that came to mind when I walked out of my doctor’s office in 2015 after being diagnosed with intolerances!” she tells us. “I tried several recipes for the perfect oatmeal cookies – minus the butter, gluten, and sugar – but to no avail. Several recipe tastings later, I finally discovered it! These crunchy cookies are so easy to make and are really nutritious, so go ahead and treat yourself without having to worry about not being able to fit into your special Valentine’s Day outfit!”
Read on to learn how make these tasty treats for yourself and your loved one.
- 1¼ cup gluten-free oats
- 1 cup ground almonds
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup almond butter (or any other nut butter of your choice)
- ½ tsp sea salt
Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix either by hand or with an electric mixer.
Flatten out the dough using a rolling pin. Sprinkle gluten-free flour onto your surface to prevent the dough from sticking. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes in the dough. Roll up the leftovers from the sides, make into a ball, and flatten it out to make more heart shapes. Do this until all the dough has been used.
Line the cookies on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C/356°F.
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or share with a loved one on Valentine's Day!