Nuts and Seeds Cookies

Candida diet friendly cookies full of nuts and seeds and dark chocolate chunks!

Yup, they look like cookies and they taste like cookies but they are also a great source of energy, unlike traditional cookies.  No sugar means no sugar crash or empty calories.  I’ve been playing with the coconut flour I found a few weeks ago and after several successful batches (you are welcome!) and several happy non candida diet taste testers, thanks guys, I think we have a successful, healthful cookie, if that’s the right noun.  The original recipe is from the Coconut Secret website (is coconut really a secret?) and their recipe didn’t take into account the very helpful information on how to cook with coconut flour that can be found on the package.  Maybe this is the ‘secret’: 1/4 cup of coconut flour is equivalent to 1 cup of wheat flour and for each cup of coconut flour you should use 4 eggs.  Easy enough for doing recipe conversions on your own.  Here’s my altered, sugar-free recipe for cookies full of all the good stuff and free of all refined white stuff.  These are a really tasty, good for you alternative to what we normally consider cookies.

Preheat oven to 350° F

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds or unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate chips (or cacao nibs)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder

Mix together dry ingredients and set aside.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, heated to liquid
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons ground flax whipped into 1/4 cup water until it becomes a sticky, thick mixture.

Mix together wet ingredients and blend into dry ingredients. Batter should be stiff, yet moist. Using a spoon, about the size of a Tablespoon, form cookies and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten cookies slightly. Bake 15 minutes or until golden around the edges. This will make about 42 cookies and here’s the nutrition information I figured out per cookie:

Calories: 92  Carbohydrates: 2  Fiber: 2  Fat: 8  Protein: 2.3

The black sesame seeds really stand out and they taste good too.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sage
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 09:04:58

    Hi Amy, I was just wondering if these or any of the other cake/desserts can be frozen in portions then taken out an hour or so before eating to defrost? I have made the no bake chocolate cake and once i purchase some Coconut Flour will try coconut cake and these cookies. I would like to make them then freeze if possible and also the carrot cake and chocolate and lavander cake. Do you think this is possible?

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    • Amy Huebner Health Coach
      Sep 07, 2011 @ 13:43:03

      I actually just made my coconut cake recipe into cupcakes and froze half of them. I think they will defrost just fine. I have successfully frozen the nutty power bars and the carrot cake (again as muffins so I can take out just one or two at a time) so give the cookies a try and let me know!

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