These cookies were specifically designed for an afternoon pick-me-up. They are the perfect nutrient packed punch that will give you a little hit of sweetness, flavour, and crunch, but are designed to keep your blood sugars stable, your energy levels strong & steady, your cells nourished, and your mind clear! What I call the magic 3, these lovelies contain all 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, & fat, a magic combination that slows the glucose distribution, giving you energy, but in an even and sustainable fashion.
Have one in the afternoon, after a run, a walk, a long morning of computer work, or a tough meeting, and take notice how far they get you into the early evening - I’m betting you will be surprised 😉
You can feel good about these cookies!
They are: plant-based, vegan, gluten & dairy-free, grain-free, sweetened with coconut sugar - which is a minimally refined sweetener that has minimal affect on blood sugar, they contain beneficial nutrients, vitamins & minerals, AND are satisfying for the palette & the soul!
Hippie Trail Cookies
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/3 cup vegan dark chocolate chips/chunks
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp hemp hearts
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup unrefined coconut sugar
3 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 Tbsp water
In a large mixing bowl, stir together almond flour, chocolate chips, seeds, coconut, baking powder, salt, and coconut sugar.
Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, and 2 Tbsp of water, adding more water as needed. Mix should stick together.
Loosely cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F. With your hands, roll dough into roughly 2-3 Tbsp sized balls and place on your lined cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies slightly. They will not spread much, so they can be quite close together.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the undersides are golden brown and the tops appear slightly puffy and cracked.
Did you make these cookies? How did they turn out? I’d love your feedback, leave a comment below ☺️
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