1 & 1/2 Cups of Almonds (to be ground)
1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
1 Tbl. Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Cinnamon - I'm a cinnamon freak so I tend to douse whatever I can in cinnamon.
Variations can come in by substituting the 1&1/2 Cups of almonds with a mixture or variety of flours and or oatmeal. I tend to also like 1 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of ground almonds.
The egg can be substituted with 1/4 cup of canola oil.
Magic Bullet/Food Processor
Step 1: Grind the Almonds
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Measure out 1&1/2 Cups of Almonds and, using a food processor or Magic Bullet, grind them until they are flour-like. I like to keep some large almond pieces as well for a bit of a crunch.
I frequently make this recipe with 1 cup of steel-cut oats (and half a cup of almonds) which are a little harder than rolled oats so I will soak the steel-cut oats for 10-15 minutes and then also use the Magic Bullet to grind them up.
Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients
Step 3: Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients
Step 4: Preparing and Baking
Place the tray into the oven for 12-15 minutes.