cups raw almonds, processed into almond meal (about 1.5 cups almond meal)
34 g cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp ground flax
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
113 g raw almond butter (see note)
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp almond extract
5-6 tbsp raspberry jam or fresh raspberries
approx 1/3 cup shredded coconut, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large baking sheet with oil, use a silpat mat, or line with parchment paper.
Place raw almonds into a high-speed blender. Process on high speed until a fine crumb, making sure not to process too long.
In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients (almond meal, flour, ground flax, salt, and baking powder). Use your fingers to break up any clumps of the almond meal. In a smaller bowl, mix together the almond butter, maple syrup, and almond extract. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until combined.
Shape dough into balls (about 1.5 tbsp or so). If dough is too sticky, place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to firm up.
Roll balls in coconut. Place balls of dough about 1.5-2 inches apart on the baking sheet. With your thumb, press into the middle of the ball and shape a small well with your fingers. Add 1 tsp of jam into each well.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, watching closely after 9 minutes. I baked mine for 11.5 minutes. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Channel your inner grandma and enjoy with hot tea!