Honey Financiers

Honey Financiers
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Honey Financiers
Jessica Chou

Honey Financiers

Financiers are pretty much the easiest cakes to make, lightly spongy and always moist thanks to their egg white content. For these, find the darkest, richest honey you can find (I prefer dragon eye honey), brown some butter, and have these for breakfast for the rest of the week.

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12
Servings
239
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, plus more for the tins
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup finely ground almonds
  • 2/3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 Cup honey

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a muffin tin or financier tins.

Cut the butter into pieces and place in a skillet or saucepan. Melt over medium heat, swirling occasionally, until it starts to turn brown and smells nutty. Do not let the butter get too dark or it will burn. Strain the butter into a clean bowl. Let cool.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sugar, almonds, flour, and salt. Add the egg whites and whisk until just combined. Add the butter and whisk to combine. (It should be a thick, smooth batter.)

Add the honey and whisk to combine. Divide the batter among the prepared tins, filling ¾ of the way to the top.

Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 16-18 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
82mg
12%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
38mg
3%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.