Who doesn't love cookies?!... Maybe a few odd balls, but in general we are all suckers for those yummy comforting hand held bites of joy. My toddler is deffo' a fan, in fact it's a daily ritual conversation, he wakes up around 6am and says 'mummy, Reno have a cookie please' to which I reply 'it's porridge time' Yes I shatter his dreams every morning...
So - how do you give your kids their childhoods without shattering their dreams as well as their sugar in take? See below for a cute discovery / invention that I made, guilt free, gluten free and frankly really awesome. Granted these do have some coconut sugar and chocolate chips, they are not overloaded with refined sugars as coconut sugar has a lower GI and dark chocolate chips are better than milk. With this in mind, these are still a treat and do not replace porridge for breakfast!
You will need:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup almond butter (it works better than peanut butter, I tried both)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat together the coconut oil and coconut sugar until well combined, add in the almond butter and vanilla extract, then the egg. Stir in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. I think made the dough into a cylinder and wrapped it in clingfilm and put it in the fridge for about 30 mins to set. Once it was firm I cut it into slices to bake in the oven at 350 / 180 for about 15 - 20 mins. Just keep an eye on them not to burn.