Not being able to experience the divine taste of this Greek Christmas treat because you have a gluten sensitivity, is a torture. This recipe is made for my friend Maria, who is diagnosed with celiac disease. I met her again, while I was in Athens, and I gifted her a metallic box filled with my homemade gluten free melomakarona. It is just so lovely to bring a smile on a friends face.
Save the recipe: Easy and quick to make, with three only ingredients, without butter and sugar, full of protein and very very healthy. One thing is for sure;you are going to make those cookies all year long.
Hands on: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Portion: 15 cookies (4cm diameter)
120 g (4.2 oz) oatmeal
120 g (4,2 oz) honey
100 g (3,5 oz) tahini
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
zest of one orange
walnuts, roughly chopped or any other types of nuts
How to do it
Combine with your hands all the ingredients in a bowl.
Shape into small cookies. In order to be evenly baked try to maintain the same size and shape.
Transfer the cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 180oC (350oF), for 6-7 minutes. If they still look soft, do not worry. Just take them out of the oven.
Allow them to completely cool.
To serve add some honey atop and coarsely chopped walnuts.