Okay…. I know this is supposed to be a health focused website and sugar and all those things aren’t the best for you. But its best not to be extreme in anything. Sometimes, we need and crave some comfort or want our taste buds to dance and our heart to sing. These cookies do that and they are 100% better than anything you would get in a store or traditional oatmeal cookie recipes. In fact, I put super foods into them, healing spices and nourishing nuts, plus the sugar amount is much lower.
So when your just needing a sweet comfort food, turn to this recipe. I got you.
This recipes is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and low sugar. It is easy to make and makes about 15 cookies.
1 tbsp flax seed
3 tbsp of water
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1-2 tbsp of coconut cream (depends how dry the dough is)
1/4 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 cup of oats (blend into a flour with your blender)
1 cup of almonds (blend into a flour)
1/4 chocolate chips (I like extra dark with low sugar)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp cardamom
coconut pieces – as much as you wish
1 tbsp mucuna powder or Maca powder (your choice)
1 tsp ashwaganda powder
** if you don’t have or don’t want the mucuna or ashwaganda power no worries, just leave it out.
- In a small bowl mix the water with the flax seed and let it sit aside and thicken.
- Turn the oven on to preheat. If your oven runs hot put it at 350F if it runs on the cooler side 375F
- Melt the coconut oil
- In a large bowl mix the melted coconut oil with the almond butter until its smooth and combined.
- Add the sugar and the spices and mix in the bowl. Add the flaxseed mixture and the vanilla. Add the mucuna and ashwaganda powder. Keep mixing, add the baking soda, baking powder, salt.
- In your blender or food processor make the oat flour, place it into the bowl and mix until combined.
- Then blend your almonds into a flour and then add that into the bowl and combine.
- Add the coconut cream, chocolate chips, coconut pieces and mix
- At this point all of the ingredients could be mixed in and the dough should be moist. If its dry add a bit more coconut cream.
- Line your cookie trays with parchment paper and take 1tbsp and scoop the dough into balls and place on the sheets. Leave a couple inches between cookies.
Bake for 14 minutes- the cookies will be soft when they come out! Thats okay, they will harden as they cool.
Mucuna is a velvety bean that is a superfood and helps to create dopamine in the brain, a feel good hormone.
Ashwaganda is an adaptogen that helps you adapt to stress, increase resiliency, have more stamina and strength. It can also calm you down or give you energy depending on what you need.
I hope you enjoy my favourite cookies, please let me know how they turn out 🙂