SEATTLE — Who says that the holidays have to ruin your health streak?

Author of Simply Real Health and nutrition coach, Sarah Adler, shares her tips for staying healthy, including a recipe for a nutritious twist on thumbprint cookies.

For more nutritional advice from Sarah Adler, check out her monthly column in 425 Magazine.

Recipe: 

Sarah Adler's Seasonal Jam Dots

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ cup gluten-free oats
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee (melted)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • juice sweetened jam of your choice for the filling

Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until combined. 

Squeeze a small handful of the batter together so it becomes more moist. 

Form mixture into thick ½ inch circular patties and gently push into the center to make slight thumbprints. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and add jam to the middle. Bake for another 3-5 minutes, until slightly browned and done to your liking.

 Let cool for a few minutes on a baking rack before enjoying.

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