Lemon Amaretti (Plant-Based, Paleo)

by | Apr 16, 2019

Lemon Amaretti are a delicious variation on a classic Italian almond cookie. These chewy cookies are absolutely delicious and bursting with refreshing lemon flavour! Made with simple & natural ingredients and free from refined sugar, gluten, grains & eggs.

DID YOU KNOW? Food-grade lemon essential oil can be used in a variety of recipes (from sweet treats to savory dishes) to replace lemon zest or lemon extract.

Lemon essential oil is a highly concentrated derivative of lemons that comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon in terms of fat soluble phytonutrients.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with lemon essential oil in my smoothies and baked goods – and OMG, I’m hooked!

Lemon essential oil not only packs a flavourful punch, but it makes my food taste like I’m some kind of pro chef . The best part is – no more chipping my shellac nails on the evil zester!

Tips for incorporating lemon essential oil into recipes:

  1. Zest of 1 lemon = 8-14 drops lemon essential oil
  2. 1 tsp of lemon zest = 1-3 drops lemon essential oil
  3. 1 tsp of lemon extract = 3-4 drops lemon essential oil
  4. Add lemon essential oil into recipes as you would lemon zest or lemon extract.
  5. The flavour of lemon essential oil will dissipate during cooking/baking, so add a couple extra drops of oil to recipes that require cooking.

Lemon Amaretti Paleo Gluten & Egg Free

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Lemon Amaretti Paleo Gluten & Egg Free

Lemon Amaretti

Lemon Amaretti are a delicious variation on a classic Italian almond cookie. These chewy cookies are absolutely delicious and bursting with refreshing lemon flavour! Made with simple & natural ingredients and free from refined sugar, gluten, grains & eggs.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Course: Snack/Treat
Cuisine: Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 25

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted & cooled
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade), OR zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 25-30 raw almonds, to top cookies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or mix by hand in a bowl) until a batter forms and holds together. If batter is too moist, add more coconut flour. If batter is too crumbly, add more coconut oil.
  • Scoop batter with a small spoon, place on baking sheet and form into preferred shape. Leave 1-2 inches of space between cookies. Top each cookie with an almond.
  • Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let cool on baking sheet. Once cooled, store cookies in airtight container.
Keyword almond flour, coconut flour, dairy free, Egg free, gluten free, grain free, healthy cookies, healthy italian recipes, honey, Italian recipes, lemon, lemon essential oil

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