Paleo Amaretti with Cacao

Posted on Nov 25 2014 - 5:10pm by Marianne

Amaretti is the Italian name for macaroons. These are small, domed-shaped cookies that are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

You could not add the cacao and just have a plain Amaretti biscuit.

Paleo Amaretti with Cacao
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 250 grams almond meal
  2. 100 grams coconut sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tbls raw cacao powder (exclude the cacao if you want the plain Amaretti)
  4. 2 egg whites
  5. 1 tsp almond extract or essence
  6. packet of blanched almonds
  1. Preheat oven slow at 150 degrees fan forced (302F)
  2. Line 2 small baking trays with baking paper or one large flat tray.
  3. Mix almond meal with the coconut sugar in a bowl and add cacao and combine.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until frothy and smooth and add all of it to the almond mixture plus the almond essense, stir to form a dough.
  5. Roll tablespoon or teaspoon sized balls with wet hands and place on the baking tray.
  6. Press an almond in the middle of each one.
  7. Bake the amaretti at 150 degrees (302F) for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Turn oven off and let cool in the oven with the oven door slightly open.
  1. You can add a drop of maple syrup on top of each for added goodness.
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Marianne found success with Paleo eating when she did a Whole 30 challenge with her husband in 2014. She hit her goal weight and improved her health and wellbeing. Marianne started giving Paleo makeovers to many of her families' traditional recipes and decided to share it with everyone on her Gusto Paleo blog.

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