We always strive to make our recipes diet-friendly and allergy-free, so that all of you can enjoy them, no matter what. Today we have exceeded ourselves, and we are so proud of this recipe. Our almond cream cheese cookies are vegan, gluten-free and keto. Virtually everyone can enjoy these delicious biscuits (except people allergic to almonds, but we've got them covered below).
It is hard to make sweets that fit all three of the diets mentioned above:
Vegan means egg-free, dairy-free and no honey.
The gluten-free diet forbids the use of flour rich in gluten, which naturally makes cookies soft and chewy.
Keto requires we ditch all sugars and high carb ingredients and supplement those with abundant healthy fats.
A tall order, but nothing is impossible! The trick is in finding the right ingredients that have all the properties we need: sweetness but low-carbs, chewy but gluten-free, healthy fats and plant-based nutrients.
Below we will share all of this with you and show you how to make keto, gluten-free and vegan cream cheese cookies. Scroll down and let's get baking together, or keep reading to learn more about our process. Also, we give out more tips and info on this recipe in the FAQ section at the bottom of the page. Check that out as well if you are curious!
To make this recipe vegan, we have replaced the classic cream cheese with a homemade cashew nuts cream, and the cow milk with almond milk.
Our cashew spread is the bees' knees. It has a nutty yet delicate flavour and boasts all the proteins, unsaturated fats, and vitamins that nuts have.
We have also replaced wheat flour with a gluten-free mix of coconut and almond flour.
Both these flours are not just gluten-free, but also keto. They have low carb and loads of healthy fats.
If you are allergic to almonds or nuts, we haven't forgotten you! Check out this selection of nuts-free treats and desserts made just for you.