My family makes traditional pizzelle cookies every year at Christmas. But, after I participated in the 63 mile New Jersey Gran Fondo, I wanted to come up with something packed with energy for my workouts, and for yours. I am calling these gluten free cookies the Power pizzelle. They are small and can be easily tucked into cycling jerseys or bento boxes; crisp, but also thick, so they don’t fall apart or crumble when you bite into them or break off pieces. Perfect for cycling, or a quick bite between multiple workouts.
Incidentally, I placed 1st overall female for the 63 mile ride. I credit the waffles completely.Print
These gluten free cookies are perfect for a quick bite on a run, bike ride, or between multiple workouts. They are small and can be easily tucked into cycling jerseys or bento boxes. They are crisp, but also thick, so they don’t fall apart or crumble when you bite into them or break off pieces.
1 cup almond flour
1 cup millet or brown rice flour
1/4 sugar in the raw
2 Tablespoons butter – melted and cooled
1 1/2 Tablespoons Chia seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Optional: 1 Tablespoon anise seeds
Equipement: 1 pizzelle chef
Crack the 2 eggs into a large bowl.
Using a handheld mixer, beat the eggs and gradually add the 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat until the mixture foams up and the sugar is incorporated into the eggs.
Add the butter (melted and cooled so it doesn’t scramble the eggs) and continue mixing.
Add the Chia seeds, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and anise seeds (if you’re using them). Mix to combine.
Now add in the flours, 1/2 cup at a time. If you would like to use more or less of a certain flour, that’s fine, just make sure that you total 2 cups of flour. Mix until a dough forms.
Your dough should be slightly sticky, but you should be easily able to roll it into small balls without it sticking to your fingers. If the dough is too moist, add more flour, 1/8 of a cup at a time.
Heat up your pizzelle iron and form the dough into small balls, slightly smaller than golf ball sized. You can play with what size suits you best (based on what size your pockets are!).
Press the dough balls into the forms on the interior of the iron, like you’re making waffles. The iron will beep when your cookies are finished (they take about a minute to cook). Remove them carefully (I like to use a spatula) and place them flat on a plate to cool.
Store in plastic bags for weeks. Seriously.