OK, I’ll admit after my last Florentine posting I’ve been a little obsessed about finding new variations – perhaps a little healthier and less sweet. And I think I’ve found one! Incredibly simple, super delicious and my kids voted this one their favourite.

Florentines

  • 1 2/3 cups of slivered almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup additions – shredded coconut, hemp hearts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, a mix, anything!

Pre-heat oven to 315C. Mix the egg white, sweetener and vanilla together. Add the almonds and anything else you desire. Drop spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined sheet and gently flatten with a wet fork (to prevent sticking). Bake for 18-20 minutes and let cool before removing.

You could certainly drizzle chocolate on the bottoms for a more authentic version, but even without, these are fabulous. Buon appetito!