Sometimes we just need a little naughty treat, and that is ok. However, if you are on a healing program, or trying to lose weight, or managing another chronic disease such as diabetes, a naughty treat can be equivalent to poison for your body.
Here’s a great recipe for those who love to bake – guilt free, full of crunch, gluten free, vegan, and grain free.
This cheeky recipe tastes oatey but doesn’t contain any oats!
- 2 flax eggs (this is 4 tablespoons of ground flax mixed with 8 tablespoons of water)
- 1/2 cup (75g) of coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup (50g) coconut oil
- 1/3 of a cup (50g) hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup (125g) almond butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
- 1/2 cup (60g) Almond Flour
- ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (40g) cacao nibs
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Prepare the flax eggs and set aside to gel for 10 minutes
- Whisk together the almond flour, hemp seeds, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt until free of lumps
- Add the almond butter, vanilla, flax eggs and coconut oil
- Gently fold in the cacao nibs (reserve a few for the top).
- Scoop onto a lined baking sheet (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) leaving some space as the cookies will spread as they cook. Don’t have more than 8 cookies per tray.
- Add a few extra cacao nibs and gently press onto the top of each cookie.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees.
- Allow to cook for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
TIP- Swap coconut sugar for stevia for a totally sugar free treat.
The NUTRITIONAL factor
Calories 160 Sugar 6g Sodium 81mg Fat 11g Saturated fat 4g Carbohydrates 9g Fiber 2g Protein 3g
The nutritional panel of these really show that this should not ever replace a meal. It still has high calories compared to the amount of protein, so enjoy in moderation.
How much protein do I need?
This is a good question! You will have different needs at different times of your life. The minimum you should aim for is 1gram per Kg of your body weight.
Here’s some examples of how much protein is in common foods for you:
- 100g Chicken Breast = 32g protein
- 1 large egg = 6g protein
- 100g quinoa = 4.4g protein
- 100g broccoli = 2.4g protein
- 100g adzuki beans = 8g protein
- 1 cup of Heinz baked beans (navy beans) = 14g protein (But has a lot of sodium and sugar, homemade is best)
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