Sunday, 20 July 2014
Coconut Dream Cookies
If you love coconut, here is a cookie for you.
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp coconut nectar
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
4 flax eggs ( see below ) ( works just as well with 4 eggs )
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix 4 tbsp of flax meal to 12 tbsp warm water, let stand for about 30 minutes.
Till it's a thick gooey consistency.
Melt coconut oil in microwave. Add it and all the ingredients except flax to a mixing bowl.
When flax eggs are ready add them and mix well.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Form 20 balls and place onto baking sheets.
Press with a fork.
Bake for approx 15-18 minutes or till brown.
These will be a soft cookie
Per one cookie
12 g fat
12 g carbs
3 g fiber
2 g protein
Besides the health benefits of helping in weight management, liver disease, supporting and aiding in immune function, killing certain fungi and viruses, skin & hair care, Coconut oil is heart friendly reducing bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol and both coconut sugar and coconut nectar are low glycemic meaning these cookies are also diabetic friendly. Let's also mention they are Gluten free, Dairy free & Vegan.
Have fun trying new ingredients. For me the new ingredient in this recipe was coconut nectar. Let's just say it has an amazing taste. Plus it's was kid approved! A hit in my house.
Take a peek at these two websites explaining in detail on the benefits these ingredients offer.
Hope you enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well.
Health Benefits of Coconut oil
Why eat Coconut ?