Paleo Almond Clusters

May 8, 2012 by

During my brief interim between going off sugar, I made these little treats hoping to recreate something crunchy – close to a cookie but without flours or too much sugar. I was kind of aiming for a nut cluster but as I added the ingredients together, it came out tasting like granola bar meets oatmeal raisin cookie (without the oatmeal or  granola!).

I brought these to one of my CrossFit classes last Friday and they went over very well although in the heat of my car and the gym, they did melt a bit and fall apart. The taste was still awesome, like a bag of crunchy granola but they were no longer cookie-like. Lesson? Keep them in a cool place if you want them to stay clusterific (yes, that is so a word).  Also, and I say this a lot but you MUST use the parchment for these and let them cool completely before trying to remove. Just trust me, mmmmmkay?

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7 Comments

  1. These look amazing and I want them in my belly immediately.

  2. Janet

    I don’t use honey anymore – do you think it would work with Agave?

  3. These would certainly satisfy my cravings for something sweet with some crunchy and yet stave off hunger at the same time. I love the crunch of sliced almonds.

  4. You’ve got my number with these! I’d give almost anything to have one in front of me right now! … well, briefly in front of me. ;-)

    Shirley

  5. Sounds great! I like that you used egg white as part of the binder instead of relying on gobs of honey or oil, like some other similar recipes.

  6. I can’t even being to tell you how much I love this recipe, AndreAnna, and I haven’t even made it yet! Will be picking up some sliced almonds and chocolate chips tomorrow–thank you! :-)

    Shirley

  7. Mackenzi

    Made these and they turned out awesome! I decided not to include the raisins and used 90% cocoa dark chocolate – absolutely delicious!

    Also to keep them stuck together, when I put them on the pan before baking I used my hands to squeeze them into cluster shapes so they would stick – they actually held their cluster shapes quite nicely the following day!

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