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Almond and Date Macaroons

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Almond and Date Macaroons

Almond and Date Macaroons - A change from pureed foods: Moist cookies made from amaranth

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Health Score:
7,9 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 45 min.
Ready in
Calories:
156
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Almonds, dates, and grains provide many important nutrients, including unsaturated fatty acids and magnesium. They also provide a rich dose of fiber.

Feel free to replace the almonds with whatever type of nut you like, such as roasted hazelnuts or walnuts.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie156 kcal(7 %)
Protein4 g(4 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates17 g(11 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate24 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5.6 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C0.4 mg(0 %)
Potassium207 mg(5 %)
Calcium44 mg(4 %)
Magnesium36 mg(12 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.7 mg(9 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid16 mg
Cholesterol59 mg
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Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
3 ounces Date
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Raw cane sugar
3 ounces ground almonds
½ teaspoon cocoa powder
1 pinch cinnamon
2 ounces Popped amaranth
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen scale, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 2 Bowls, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wire rack, 1 Cookie tin

Preparation steps

1.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 1

Cut dates in half and remove pits. Chop into small pieces.  

2.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 2

Separate eggs. Using a hand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until creamy.  

3.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 3

In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. 

4.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 4

Mix almonds, dates, cocoa powder, 1 pinch of cinnamon and popped amaranth into the egg yolk mixture. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites.

5.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 5

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a spoon to scoop 24 small mounds onto the baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated oven at 300°F until cookies are dry to the touch, about 25-30 minutes.

6.
Almond and Date Macaroons preparation step 6

Let cool on a wire rack. Serve 3 macaroons as a meal. Keep the remaining macaroons in an airtight container and consume within 10 days.