As a former Financial Analyst, this is definitely the kind of “finance” that I prefer. I always thought it was a funny name for such a sweet looking (and tasting) cake. It’s a delicate, light and fluffy almond cake that has zero resemblance to the boring and bland nature of Finance. Maybe its because I hated my Finance career so much that I draw such negative views on the work. However I know people who absolutely love numbers and Finance, so I will back off and talk about the sweeter one!I It’s more fun anyways.
I have been toying around with alternative flours and adding my Costco sized almond flour to pretty much anything that would allow it. These berry cinnamon financiers were the perfect little snacks to make as it uses mostly almond flour, a tiny bit of all purpose flour just to keep things together, and egg whites to make it nice and fluffy! As i was testing a few recipe ideas, I was blown away by how easy it was and how delicate and fluffy the end result was. This will be one of those recipes that I keep in my back pocket whenever I need to whip up something fast for the kiddo. Back to school / parent teacher conference / last minute dinner party invite type of thing.
We’ve been conscious to not give Erisy anything with too much sugar (she won’t eat her real food otherwise), but these were so good I had to give her a bite - and she loved it! They’re the perfect little treat!
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar (could go down to 1/3 cup if you don’t want it too sweet)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp kosher salt
4 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, combine almond flour, all purpose flour, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Mix well until combined.
Stir in egg whites, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
In an already greased muffin pan, add batter 2/3 of the way full. They will rise. Top with your favorite berries and bake for 15-17 minutes until golden brown.