Monday, March 19, 2012

Gluten Free Nut Grahams

I am on a mission to make low sugar treats.  Something that still tastes delicious but won't spike your blood sugar to the near heavens.  I didn't create this one on my own:  I pulled it from the blog Gluten Free Goddess and you can find the original recipe here.  Of course, I changed quite a few things about it and only added half of the sugar it called for.  After some consulting with a few tasters, we have decided they taste more like a graham cracker cookie or a breakfast bar.  So that is what they are called:  Nut Grahams.  A great low sugar gluten free snack on the go!

A great treat or snack on the go!
1c almond flour
1c sorghum flour
1/2c tapioca starch
1 1/2tsp baking soda
1tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1c dark brown sugar, packed
a heaping 1/3c butter, room temperature
1tbs vanilla extract
2tbs maple syrup
2 large eggs
3/4c chopped pecans

1. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients except sugar.  In a larger bowl, mix wet ingredients plus brown sugar until fully combined. 
2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing a bit at a time until fully incorporated.  The mix will be more wet than traditional dough and thanks to the xanthan gum, very gummy!  Stir in 3/4c chopped pecans by hand.  Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
3. Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line a baking pan with parchment or nonstick foil.  Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out mounds a few inches apart.  Press down slightly with a bit more pecan pieces, if desired.  Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes.  Let cool and enjoy!

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