12 Days of Christmas Ideas 2016 – Day 9
This year I decided to make some big changes to the way I eat in an effort to improve my health. For me this basically meant saying goodbye to refined sugar and reducing the amount of wheat based products that I consumed. While I can’t say I’ve been 100% successful all of the time I have seen some amazing improvements. With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to be prepared for continuing along this healthy path without missing out on the yummy treats that come with the festive season, so I set about creating some tasty recipes. These cookies are refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. I hope you enjoy them as much I do.
- 2 cups Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Rice Malt Syrup
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (70% Cocoa or higher)
- 1/2 cup Cranberries
- 1/4 cup Pecans, chopped
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 pinches of Salt
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 6 Tbsp of Coconut Oil, melted
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C.
Step 2: Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl, making sure the coconut oil goes in last (if it is hot from being melted it can cook the egg). Mix together until well combined.
Step 3: The mixture will be a bit sloppy so set it aside for 5-10 minutes to give the coconut flour time to absorb some of the moisture. While you wait line a baking tray with baking paper.
Step 4: With wet hands roll the cookie dough into balls, no larger than a golf ball. It will still be rather sticky. Flatten each cookie slightly.
Step 5: Bake for 10-15mins. Cool on the tray for a few minutes then transfer to a rack and allow to cool completely.
- Photography: WonderFerris
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