Gluten-Free Almond Crispies Recipe
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Gluten-Free Almond Crispies Recipe

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“Here’s a wonderful treat everyone in the family can enjoy.” Ideal with milk or tea, these cookies have cinnamon and maple in every crunchy bite.—Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./ batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./ batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 54 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the syrup, oil, water and extract until well blended. Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into syrup mixture until blended. Stir in almonds.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Almond Crispies in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p17

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 264402
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Very good. Love the almond flavor. Will be making again soon!"

blpasko User ID: 6767325 174981
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"These cookies are AMAZING!!!! I made these for a friend who has a gluten intolerance and I am definitely making them again for myself!!!!"

calliewmu User ID: 5611123 191109
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"I cooked these for 10 minutes. They have a delightful chewiness to them. The almond extract added such a nice flavor too. Delicious!"

pjrhodes User ID: 1416085 190145
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"This is an easy recipe to make and my family loved it. The cookies are very crunchy and not so sugary sweet. I will definitely make it again. I have sent this recipe to all my family members you cannot have gluten."

healthgirl User ID: 4325524 211904
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"This was my first attempt at a gluten-free recipe. Total success! I love these cookies!"

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