Three Brown Sugar Almond Cookies arranged on a plate with sliced almonds

Brown Sugar Almond Cookies

Last updated: November 2022

These cookies are primarily sweetened with Stevia but get their deep, molasses-like taste from a touch of brown sugar. Its flavor profile then gets heightened with almonds, which adds a satiating and toasty note to this sweet treat.

These cookies are abundant in healthy fats and fiber to provide sustained energy without unwanted crashes. Plus, with less than 8 grams of sugar per cookie, they make the yummiest mid-day pick-me-up or dessert while keeping your health goals in check. In any case, managing your type 2 diabetes shouldn't have to require completely giving up on a sweet treat - moderation is key. That's not how this cookie crumbles!

Makes 10 servings
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for brown sugar almond cookies

  • 1 ¼ cup oat flour
  • ⅓ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 5 packets Stevia (about 10 tsp)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp plant-based butter, softened
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds

Directions for brown sugar almond cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: oat flour, blanched almond flour, brown sugar, Stevia, baking powder, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients: egg, softened butter, almond milk, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Combine wet and dry mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. With hands, crush sliced almonds. Fold into the dough mixture.
  6. On a silicone baking sheet, form round cookies and evenly distribute them on the sheet.
  7. Bake until golden—approximately 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and baking sheet and cool. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 139
  • carbohydrate: 15g
  • fat: 7g
  • fiber: 3g
  • potassium: 71mg
  • protein: 3.5g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 165mg
  • sugar: 7g
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