Ever tried red grape seed flour? Me neither, until I baked these cookies.
I was gifted some red grape seed flour by a friend. Grape seed flour is gluten-free and has a high fibre content. Because I never tried it before, I googled a few recipes. They mostly recommend mixing this flour with other types of flour as it doesn’t bind well together. Its consistency is rather sandy or grainy, basically similar to ground coffee. In fact, anything you make with this flour will feel slightly bitty in your teeth. You can either mix this flour with normal plain flour (or gluten free flour if you prefer) to get a better mixture, or just to with this basic recipe but bear in mind the end result will be very crumbly. If you like your cookies to have a sweeter taste, add more sugar or a sugar alternative like Stevia. With the quantity of sugar used in this recipe the taste of the cookies is bitter-sweet.
Grape Seed Flour and Cocoa Cookies Recipe
Makes about 15 cookies
50 gr ground almonds
50 gr red grape seed flour
50 gr cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
small pinch of salt
50 ml vegetable oil, plus more for the baking tray
Mix the ground almonds, grape seed flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Once they are well combined, add the wet ingredients: the egg and the oil. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a baking tray with a little oil.
Divide the cookie mixture into small balls, slightly smaller than a golf ball. Transfer onto the baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes and let cool.