I apologize for my absence but I have been away in the mountains. I spent a beautiful weekend away with Sean and some friends skiing, shopping and enjoying North Conway, NH. I was lucky enough to find a local Natural Foods store nestled in the mountains as well as shopping at Whole Foods on the drive home in Portland, ME. I was in HEAVEN!! I was like a kid in a candy store and I was able to see all of the new and interesting natural ingredients I have been reading so much about these days. I will fill you in on all that later... for now, a new recipe!!!
I started today thinking I was going to share with you a recipe I tried last week BUUUT when I came home last night I tried some new cookies that turned out amazing. I had to skip a step and these are coming first!
As you guys know, I love having healthy treats around in the house so that when I need something in a hurry, it is healthy. I love food. So I will always be eating my 5-6 small meals in a day and sometimes that includes a cookie here and there. But as I have said before, it all comes down to how that cookie is made. And what I am about to show you is some darn good ingredients!!
[Almond Butter] Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 1 cup All Natural Almond Butter
- 3/4 cup Sucanat (Organic brown sugar)
- 1 free range Egg
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda (aluminum free)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp Ground flax
- 3/4 of a Dark Chocolate bar (70% of course) OR Dark chocolate chips
MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER!
It gets thick, which makes the perfect consistency of a cookie batter... with NO flour!!
Drop little balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and baked for 10-12 minutes at 350.
My batch made 19 cookies, but the chia seeds actually made them get quite a bit bigger so I am going to make them a bit smaller next time. I think it would make at least 2 dozen next time.
After the cookies came out of the oven, i heard a voice in the living room say "What ya got there?". After I told him, Sean asked for one and when I brought it out on a napkin, he looked closely and asked what "the little seedy things are". I mumbled something and he ate it. After two more trips to the kitchen and 3 cookies later, I dont think he could taste all the healthy seeds :) So even for all the fussy ones out there, these are the perfect cookie!!
I found the original recipe for these cookies at The Eat Clean Diet as well as Oxygen... but I have since added quite a few things that gives them their nutritious crunch!
I Hope you guys had an amazing Monday!
Lots of Love