I first tried experimenting with almond meal/flour over a year ago, and it didn’t go incredibly well. I ended up with countless batches of paper-thin pancakes and cookies that crumbled just from looking at them.
You see, “flours” like coconut flour, peanut flour, and almond flour cannot and should not be used as a sole replacement for grain-based flours. They can, however, be used in ways that their grainy cousins would never even dream of.
banana almond cereal bites.
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 of a medium-sized banana
- 1/2 cup flake cereal*
directions: Place cereal in a zip-lock bag and crush it into fine crumbs. Transfer crumbs to a bowl and set aside. *You could probably use any cereal, but I think a flake cereal will work best. I used Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise.
In a separate bowl, mash the banana and almond flour together. You might think that 1/2 a banana won’t be enough, but it will eventually combine (you don’t want to use too much banana or the batter will get too thin).
Form batter/dough into 5-6 balls. Roll them in the cereal, pressing the crumbs in so that they stick.
These can be eaten immediately or refrigerated if you want them to harden up a bit.
You guys – these are like, really good.
They’re almost too good for being so…simple!
And – dare I use the term that seems to make everyone go loco – the consistency is very much like cookie dough.
If you’re wondering where you can get almond flour, I’ve seen it at just about every natural/health food store. I’m assuming it’s at most Whole Foods too. You can also order it online.
Have you ever tried using alternative (nut) flours?
Also – if you like this recipe, you might want to check out 4-ingredient Cookie Dough Balls!