This recipe really is one of those ‘I can’t believe its Paleo’ moments. Perfect for a special occasion, or occasional treat! The abundance of almonds creates a delightfully buttery flavour, and is just heavenly when combined with the black cherry. Go on, see how many of your non-paleo friends you can convert with these slices!
Double Almond and Black Cherry Slices Ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups ground almonds
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ½ cup flaxseed
- ½ cup almond butter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tbsp high grade maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 200g sugar free black cherry jam (I like the St Dalfour brand, but if you can’t find any it’s easy to make your own!)
- Coconut flour to dust with (optional)
Double Almond and Black Cherry Slices How To:
Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C / Gas Mark 5. Line an 8 inch square pan with some baking parchment.
In a large bowl, combine the ground almonds, coconut flour, flaxseed and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, maple syrup and coconut oil. Blend in the almond butter a little at a time to make a thick, buttery paste.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and rub together with your hands to form a dough. Set aside around a ¼ of the mixture.
Press the remaining dough into the baking tin. Smooth it out with a spatula, then poke a few times with a fork all over. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes.
Remove the tin from the oven. Spread the jam over the base, smooth out, then crumble the remaining dough all over the top. Finish with a few flaked almonds if you wish.
Return to oven and bake for another 10 – 12 minutes. When the top is lovely and golden, the slices will be ready.
Set aside to cool for around half an hour before you cut into squares! You can dust with coconut flour to serve.