Espresso & Walnut cookies - only 5 ingredients! GF & DF too

hmmmmm these should have an 'adult only' sticker on the box I think! haha

Ok so I'm going to admit, i LOVE the taste of coffee but cannot take any form of caffiene unless I'm running big distances!! So people think I'm weird always ordering 'decaf' on Oat milk - my husband call this 'sex on the beach - something close to water' but I disagree, what about you? Does caffiene play havoc with your nervous system too? If that's the case for you, just insert some 'decaf' in the recipe like I did.


MAKES: 15 cookies

COOK: 170 deg  FF oven          TIME: 15 mins


  • 1 cup          walnut meal
  • 1/2 cup       walnuts - roughly chopped for dipping after cookies have been made
  • 1 cup           almond meal
  • 1/3 cup       honey - light in flavour
  • 2 1/2 tbs     aquafab(the liquid off tinned chickpeas)
  • or                use 2 egg whites that have been gently whisked instead of the aquafab
  • 1 to 2 tb       coffee granules or instant coffee (this is about how strong you like your coffee)


  1. Line 2 trays with grease proof paper
  2. Warm honey over the stove and place the coffee granules(or instant) in & mix slowly - the warming will release the coffee flavour - don't boil this mix otherwise it will cook the aquafab or egg whites
  3. Place all the dry ingredients(leave out the 1/2 cup walnuts) into a bowl and mix well
  4. Pour in the warmed honey/coffee mix - combine
  5. Pour in the aquafab or egg white - mix well until evenly combined - you should have a sticky mix that holds together
  6. Scoop mix with a tablespoon roughly into even sizes
  7. Roll into balls
  8. Press into roughly chopped walnuts & place on baking trays
  9. Place in oven until brown on top - be aware - the honey  will brown your cookies quickly so keep an eye on the colouring
  10. Allow to cool completely - store in an air-tight container                         

*using aquafab instead of egg whites for Egg Free option

EXTRAS: these freeze well in an airtight container

make.     eat.    enjoy.