Saturday, April 7, 2012
We love cookies here and although K-man can eat whatever he wants, I am on the fun adventure of trying Paleo recipes. Back in the day when I was using tons of splenda and other lowfat options....K-man always could tell. He'd crinkle his nose after a bite and I'd end up having to all that I created or give it away. With my new passion for finding tasty Paleo treats. K-man is the standard...if he eats it and likes it then....WINNER! I found these in my Primal Palate Cookbook. Tweaked a bit...they are awesome.
adapted from Food Lover's Kitchen (their new site)
2 cups almond flour (they used almond meal-makes the dough browner)
1/2 c. flax seed meal
1/2 unsweetened, shredded coconut (I toasted mine)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup coconut oil (I used grapeseed oil)
1/2 honey or pure maple syrup (I did 50/50 ratio)
1 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon (they suggest 1 Tbsp.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.
3. In a smaller bowl combine the eggs, honey, vanilla, extract, and oil with a hand mixer.
4. Stir wet into dry ingredients
5. Stir in raisins and seeds.
6. On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet drop 1 Tbsp sized amount. 12 on a sheet will do. Slightly press each mound.
7. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool.
-Remember the Paleolithic way of eating has NO GRAINS. This is a fake out oatmeal cookie. You are getting your fiber from the seeds and raisins.
-Parchment really works better here for they were harder to get off the silpat sheets.
-I would have used coconut oil but the current one I have in my cabinet smells and tastes of coconut. I prefer the brand I used prior that was taste and coconut aroma free. Sometimes I am in the mood for coconut flavor, sometimes not. I didn't today.
-The difference between almond flour and meal is that the meal is brownish/beige and the brown almond skins are incorporated in it. Almond flour uses blanched almonds where the skins are removed rendering a yellow/whitish flour. No difference in taste or texture....