Vanilla and ‘Chocolate Chip’ Cookies

Cookies

I have a super sweet tooth and would enjoy something chocolatey or otherwise for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Something I’m aware of more and more is fuelling my body in the right way and getting the right balance of micro nutrients into every meal.  These cookies were created to be a pre prepared breakfast to make sure I was consuming healthy, slow releasing carbohydrates (amongst protein, fats and naturally occurring sugars).

These cookies would also work perfectly as a snack or healthy dessert.

Ingredients:

Dry:
2 cups of oats
1 cup of pecans
1 cup of ground almonds
1/2 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of cacao nibs

Wet:
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp of vanilla essence
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup

Method:
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.  Blend the pecans for a minute in a food processor until a flour is formed.  Add the blended pecans, oats, ground almonds, raisins and cacao nibs to a mix bowl.  In another bowl add the wet ingredients; vanilla paste, coconut oil and maple syrup and stir until well combined.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until a sticky dough is formed.  Leave this to thicken for 15 minutes.  Line your baking tray and use two heaped tablespoons for every cookie.  I used a cookie shaper to make them an even shape but you could just form balls with the mixture if you don’t have one.  Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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