Whether you suffer from gluten intolerance, prefer the nutritional properties of cashew flour, or are looking for low-carb dessert options, you’re hoping for something delicious. So how do you know where to start?
First, you want to have high quality, ethically sourced cashew flour on hand! From there, you can decide what to make. Almost any dessert that requires flour can be made from cashew flour. To give you some ideas, below are some of our favorite dessert recipes using Beyond the Nut’s cashew flour!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone must have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies in their baking list. This classic treat is a staple and with the right combination of ingredients, you can capture that childhood feeling using cashew flour! This recipe is not only gluten-free, but also free of refined sugar and oil and is plant-based, all without sacrificing the taste and texture you love.
- 2 tbsp golden flaxseed meal
- 6 tbsp water
- 2 cups cashew flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ rounded tsp finely ground sea salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce (room temperature)
- ¼ cup melted almond butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water, then set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cashew flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Add applesauce and vanilla to small bowl with flaxseed mixture and combine. Add melted almond butter and whisk.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients thoroughly. (Tip: A slicing motion with the spoon can help this process.)
- Take about one to two tablespoons of dough and form into a ball, then place on a baking sheet. You can leave the dough in mounds or press to 1/3 inch thick discs. Fill the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool then transfer to a cooling rack. This will make about 18 cookies.
These cookies will keep nicely at room temperature for a few days, in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen for long term use.
Rich Chocolate Cake
Whether it’s for a birthday, special occasion, or just to enjoy on a weekday evening, chocolate cake is almost universally loved. This cake is dense and rich, with an almost brownie-like feeling. Served with frosting of your choice or a scoop of ice cream, it’s sure to be a hit.
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup cashew flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Dash of salt
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (separated)
Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
- Using a blender or food processor, pulse ½ cup of chocolate chips until they look like gravel. Add and pulse the cashew flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Add in the eggs and blend. Repeat with olive oil and honey.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9-inch spring form pan. Top with remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake for 22-26 minutes or until baked through with no “jiggling”. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
- Serve with ice cream, frozen yogurt, or berries of choice.
3-Ingredient Pie Crust
For pies, tarts, or quiches, a pie crust can make or break your recipe. This easy version is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and oil-free.
- 1 ¼ cup cashew flour
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tbsp ground flax (and 5 tbsp water)
- ¾ tsp salt
- Combine the Ground Flax and water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- While that sets, whisk together cashew flour, tapioca flour, and salt in a medium to large bowl.
- Add in the thickened flax and mix until a dough forms. You can begin with a utensil but will want to use your hands eventually. The dough should be damp, but not stick to your fingers.
- Place the ball of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out until it is the size of your pie tin.
- Once in the tin, use your fingers to press the dough evenly. Poke several holes in the dough.
- Put the pie tin in the freezer for 20 minutes and preheat your oven to 400F.
- Cover the dough with foil and pie weights, then bake for 15 minutes.
Once your dough is done, you have a pre-baked pie crust for any recipe you choose!