I don't claim to be an expert cook. Or a fancy cook. In fact, I never used to really enjoy cooking. So this is mostly about low fuss, filling and tasty meals, and really just anything I have a go at and decide to share along the way!! My top priority is avoiding additives and preservatives wherever possible closely followed by using whole/less processed/healthier ingredients. But for those who would like conventional options that are quick tasty and cost effective, I would like to share tips on all of these as well!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Yummy Chewy Choc cookies... Grain free, Gluten free, Dairy free and naturally sweetened

This is a yummy little recipe that I have concocted from inspiration from some other recipes.  We had a little get together cooking class last night with some friends and they were deemed a success, so here is the recipe!

Don't be put off if you don't care about all of the "frees".  They are as healthy as you can get when trying to make a choc biscuit!!!

Coconut flour is different to work with, so basically the shape you leave them as when you put them on the tray, will be pretty close to how they are cooked at the end!  These ones don't rise much.

I also often make these when I have made a batch of ice-cream - so I use 2 egg whites (left over from the yolks I use in the ice cream) instead of one egg and they are good.

They are a soft and chewy biscuit but are not very sweet, they are just nice.   Also not bitterly dark chocolately like some.

Enough rambling!  Here is your recipe!

Makes about 12 small cookies

130g Almonds
70g Rapadura Sugar OR 50g honey
15g Coconut Flour
20g Coconut Oil
5g Cacao
1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda
1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
Good pinch of salt


Preheat oven 180C

1. Mill almonds and sugar (if using) 10 seconds, Sp 9

2.  Add rest of ingredients, mix for 10 seconds speed 4.

3.  Spoon onto tray and bake for around 14 minutes 180C.  Let cool and enjoy!!

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