If you're a cookie-lover like us, these vegan pecan sandies are a must-try.
Although tasty, the classic sandies aren't suitable for people on diets or with food allergies, as they're prepared with wheat flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, and they are dusted with icing sugar.
For a diet-friendly twist on the traditional cookie, we have packed these biscuits with wholesome plant-based foods replacing every ingredient with healthy and allergen-free alternatives.
All you need are some pecans, almond meal, zero-calorie erythritol, creamy coconut yogurt, and chia seeds. Nice and simple!
Ground almonds make a gluten-free and low-carb alternative to wheat flour and also add a nutty flavour to these bakes.
Erythritol is a natural sweetener without any sugars or calories, thus perfect to bake sweets for people with diabetes or those following a ketogenic/low-carb diet.
What you get from this recipe are soft cookies with no bad cholesterol, plenty of healthy unsaturated fats, zero sugars, and lots of fibres.
We topped the sandies with pecans before baking them for a crunchy and flavourful finish. Among their many benefits, pecans are an excellent source of manganese. Just a handful of these nuts provides over 60% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for this mineral, an essential nutrient that supports bone health, controls blood glucose levels and helps your system fighting off harmful free-radicals.
Start your morning with one or two of these delicious pecan sandies, for a slow and steady release of energy that will support you throughout the day.
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 16 sandies, and one serving consists of two cookies.