Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies

I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but even I can’t resist these cookies.  You’ll never guess that they’re grain and refined sugar-free as they taste absolutely delicious – better than most other cookies in my opinion.  And they’re so easy to make – all in one mixing bowl and about 30mins from start to finish.  I love the combination of cinnamon and raisin and it really comes through in this cookie. Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies by Emma Eats & Explores (SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegetarian)Start by preheating the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with parchment (greaseproof) paper.  Then melt the butter and add it to the almond flour and honey in a mixing bowl.  Add the cinnamon, vanilla essence, raisins and baking soda and mix until everything is combined and the raisins are evenly distributed.  And that’s all there is to it – a one-bowl recipe so less washing up, always a bonus!  Just try not to eat all the mixture before you bake it – it is delicious though!

Roll the mixture into 12 evenly sized balls and press each one down to flatten them onto the parchment lined baking tray (mine were about 1cm thick).  Then all you do is pop them into the oven for about 8 mins – check them every so often as almond flour has a tendency to burn quite easily.  Once they have turned golden brown I like to flip them over so that the other side gets a bit of colour too and they crisp up a bit (6-8 mins on the other side should do it)

The cookies are done when they’re golden brown and crispy round the edges.  They’re a soft, squidgy, chewy cookie rather than a crisp one and they’re so moreish!  Oh!  And they will make your kitchen smell absolutely divine.  You won’t be able to resist having one straight out of the oven, and that’s how I like them best, warm with a cup of coffee as an afternoon pick me up.Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies by Emma Eats & Explores (SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegetarian)I’ve also served them as dessert, with a scoop of ice-cream and no-one guessed that they were ‘healthy’ cookies.  They’re sure to impress your guests (if you can bear to share them!!)  If you like these you’ll love my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Almond Flour also!  Take a look at the recipe and let me know which ones you prefer!  if it’s the Cinnamon Raisin flavour combination that you like then my Cinnamon Raisin Bread is sure to tempt you!

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Cinnamon and Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies
Delicious Chewy Cookies with Cinnamon & Raisin
Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies by Emma Eats & Explores (SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegetarian)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12-16 mins
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12-16 mins
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies by Emma Eats & Explores (SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegetarian)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) and line a baking tray with parchment (greaseproof) paper.
  2. Melt the butter and add to almond flour and honey in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the vanilla essence, the cinnamon, raisins and bicarbonate of soda and mix well until everything is combined.
  4. Split the mixture into 12 evenly sized pieces and roll into balls.
  5. Place on the lined baking tray and press down to flatten them to about 1cm thick.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 8 mins -check them every so often so that they don't get too brown.
  7. Once they have turned golden brown flip them over (carefully as they will be quite soft) so the other side gets a bit of colour they crisp up a bit (5-6 mins on the other side should do it).
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly so that they set firm.
Recipe Notes

Almond flour has a tendency to burn quite easily so keep an eye on these cookies as they bake to make sure that they don't get too brown too quickly.

Once they start to brown, they tend to burn very quickly after.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. These look scrumptious!
    I love cookies and cookies that are healthier for me has been something I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Thanks Desiree – let me know if you try them!

  2. Tina@AMindfulFairytale says:

    Yummy! Looks like my favourite kind of texture for a cookie! I’ll definitely be trying-I loooove cinnamon! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks! Let me know how they work out for you if you give them a go!

  3. sahmwhoblogs says:

    These look tasty, and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. These make me want another cup of tea and a giant plate of cookies!!! I Will be making these for sure, so simple!

  5. What a delicious treat! I’m always up for a healthy cookie recipe. Thank you so much for sharing these at Allergy Free Thursdays, Emma!

  6. These look amazing! I am featuring them on Wednesday night at Allergy-Free Thursdays. Can’t wait to see what you share this week!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thank you so much Elle! They taste amazing too – you’d never know they were gluten-free, dairy-free etc etc!

  7. Dawn says:

    These look lovely! Reminiscent of the cinnamon raisin bread we loved as kids 🙂 I have bookmarked the recipe to make it soon!

  8. Hi There! says:

    Those look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait t try them out!

  9. Shilpa says:

    This looks great! Although I would suggest adding some cardamom to this.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      That sounds like a great idea – will have to give it a go! Thanks ?

  10. I will definitely try these! My fiancé was just asking me to look for this recipe lol… i just dropped by here to share this post but i think i found a gem ? Now sharing this to my personal fb as well and save it ?

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks gingerpaws. Hope you and your fiancé love them xx

  11. Twin Pickle says:

    Perfect combo of flavors… do love almond in my cookie!

  12. Veronika says:

    You had me at cinnamon<3

  13. twolittlerippers says:

    I have never used almost flour! This sounds awesome!!

  14. Sara Garska says:

    I have been craving a good gluten-free cookie. These look great and I think I have everything on hand to make them. And they look easy as well. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Clarissa says:

    These look awesome! I love any good GF recipe that doesn’t taste flour-y, lol

    -Clarissa

  16. Barbara says:

    Nom, nom, nom. These look so amazing, Emma.

  17. Oh man these sound yummy, we’ll be staying in a hostel soon so if we’re able to get the hold of those ingredients here in Costa Rica, then we’re making these for the road! 😉 Love the Austin’s

  18. Mihaela Echols says:

    So much healthier then what i have been eating. Thank you for the healtheir choices!

  19. Thanks for another great , gluten free recipe. It makes me want to pour a cup of tea, put my feet up and nibble!

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