Coconut Rough Cookies (Wheat & Dairy Free)

The base of these cookies is simply flax-meal made from grinding flaxseeds.  It is a chewy cookie that satisfies both that sweet and salty craving, and is a great source of fibre.  I use my smoothie maker to gently grind them to more of a flour, but you can use a food processor or even a coffee grinder, or you can just but the flax-meal already done.  They are more savoury than sweet, but go ahead and add more sugar if you like a sweeter cookie. 

You will need: 

1/4 cup flaxseeds (grind these into a flour)

1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut

4 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter

2 large free range eggs

4 heaped tbsp coconut sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.  In a bowl beat the eggs, and add the sugar.   Mix in the peanut butter and combine well.  Add the flax-meal and coconut and mix until you can form balls from the mixture.

Form 22 small balls and press down with a folk onto a lined tray.  These don’t take long to cook because they are small.  Bake for around 7 minutes and cool on the tray. I added a little sprinkle of coconut when I served them.  

Let me know if you make these, i’d love to hear how you went.

Enjoy x 

Quick Peanut Butter Chia Cookies

These yummy cookies are grain free, with no refined sugar, flours or dairy.  

I only really do quick and easy recipes, I don’t have the time for those kind of recipes where you need 22 different ingredients and half a day to prepare it all.  I’m too busy to spend to much time in the kitchen, so these super quick 4 ingredient cookies are one of my favourites! 

peanut butter cookies

You will need:

5 heaped tbsp peanut butter with chia seeds – 

(I used Pam’s Finest – Crunchy Peanut Butter with Chia & Flaxseed)

1 large beaten egg

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

3 heaped tbsp coconut sugar. 

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Grab a bowl, pop in the beaten egg, peanut butter, and coconut sugar and mix well.  

Add the almond flour and mix again.  

Roll into small (golf ball sized) balls and push down with a folk. 

Bake on a lined tray for 7 – 8 minutes, until they are a lighter brown colour, and firm to pick up.  

 

I told you they were easy, and they make a great snack that wont raise your blood sugar levels like many other cookies do.

Enjoy x x x 

The Spicy Chickpea Recipe

You got to try these peas! We ate them right out of the pan, and then the rest just made it into this salad. Recipe below, enjoy the healthy yumminess!!!  Can you tell I love easy meals yet?

spicy chick peas

The Spicy Chickpeas

Ingredients

1x tin organic chick peas
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp paprika
tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
a big squeeze of lemon
Optional: Chilli powder…do it!! (I add a couple of pinches of chilli powder when I make these for me, but leave it out when I’m sharing with my children…because otherwise I hear ‘Mum it’s burning my mouth!’ and I know it’s not!

Method:


Heat olive oil in a medium sized pan, and add the well drained and rinsed chick peas.

Heat them on a medium, adding in the lemon juice, salt and spices until lightly browned.

This should only take around 4-5 minutes.

Remove from the pan and serve with a salad, or just by themselves as a high protein snack.

Easy Peasy!