Financiers are French tea cakes made with finely grounded almonds, butter and eggs. And my vegan and gluten-free version of Financiers is much healthier, lighter than the original recipe, but they are as good, delicious, crunchy on top and densely moist inside. A perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea.
Blackberry Almond Financiers (Vegan & gluten-free)
- 1 1/4 cups almond meal
- 1/3 cup gluten-free flour
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup brown or coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp almond essence
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- almond flakes
Preheat oven to 180 celsius. Grease 3 tart tins. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine almond meal, flour, sugar, cornstarch, salt and baking powder. Add milk, oil, almond essence and mix until well combined.
Dollop almond mixture into tart tins, carefully spread it out. Smooth out the surface and top with some blackberry and sprinkle flaked almonds.
Bake at 180 celsius for 18-20 minutes, until the tart is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down before removing from the tins.