It’s halfway through April already! That means that final exams are inevitably on their way. Yep – all 12 of them! Hence, my boredom with studying and my desire to be in the kitchen! At least I baked these delicious study treats that are even detox-diet friendly! They were also super quick and easy to make – great for a study break.
I’ll be enjoying them as I hit the books – makes it a little easier to wrap my brain around 150 acupuncture points, 105 homeopathic remedies, emergency medicine procedures, everything about pregnancy and newborn care – and that’s just for the first week of exams.Is is May yet…?
What you need:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 teaspoonpure vanilla extract
- 1large organic lemon, zested (or 2 small); Remember to buy organic fruits when you consume the peel – as this is wear pesticide content is high in conventional fruits and veggies
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 3/4 cup quinoa flour (read about it’s benefits!)
- 2 tablespoons fine cornmeal
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tablespoon poppy seed
- Parchment paper
- And a little helper…
How do make ‘em:
- Mix the oil, almond milk, honey, vanilla extract and lemon zest in a small bowl
- In a large bowl, mix the ground almonds, quinoa flour, cornmeal, sea salt and poppy seeds well
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms – the dough is slightly crumbly, but sticks together well when you roll it together
- Spread 1 piece of parchment paper on the countertop and place a ball of dough on it. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and press down. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough to 1/4 inch thickness
- Then, using a cookie cutter of your shape (I used the ring from a mason jar top!), cut the cookies out, place on a baking sheet and bake at 300ºF for 8-10 minutes, until golden!
Absolutely delicious with a cup of tea. For a printer friendly version, click Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies.