Smart Sweet: Almond & Cranberry Teff Cookies

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

There’s nothing like a few warm cookies on a cool fall afternoon in the northeast, especially if they have health benefits! These cookies get the best of both worlds, they’re tasty but they’re also loaded with nutrients. The teff flour adds extra fiber and a complete source of protein. Teff, a super grain like quinoa, has all 9 essential amino acids. Protein is not only important for proper cell function and rejuvenation, but it’s also great because it helps to promote satiety, helping to keep you fuller for longer. These tasty cookies are also made with maple syrup, which packs 54 antioxidants alone!

To mix it up you can swap cranberries for dried tart cherries. Tart cherries are great for a post-workout recovery snack as they help prevent sore muscles. For an added sweet, you can also add vegan chocolate chips!

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Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (336 g) teff flour
  • 6 tsp (27 g) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) almond butter
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 ml). coconut oil, warmed to a liquid state
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F/177 C.
  2. While oven is heating, get your un-greased cookie sheet ready and place it aside.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (flour, cranberries, salt) in one mixing bowl; in another combine wet ingredients (almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract).
  4. Pour wet ingredients over mixed dry ingredients.
  5. Mix all ingredients together using a whisk until smooth.
  6. Form teaspoon-sized dough balls, and place on un-greased cookie sheet.
  7.  Place sheet in oven, bake for 13 – 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven once baked; set sheet aside and let it cool for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 15

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories180
  • Fat12g
  • Saturated Fat6g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium65mg
  • Carbohydrates17g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars7g
  • Protein 3g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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