Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are filled with goodness. I think that they taste even better the next day.

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 8 large breakfast cookies

Cook: 15 to 20 minutes

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp. vanilla

½ cup GF rolled oats

1 cup ground oats (I grind whole GF rolled oats in my Magic bullet)

1 cup almond meal (I grind whole almonds in my Magic bullet)

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

3 tbsp. hemp hearts

2 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. goji berries

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. carob powder

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix flaxseed with applesauce and set aside for 5 minutes. Mix in maple syrup and vanilla.

In large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. Add the applesauce mixture and mix until well combined.

Drop batter by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 8 large cookies.

Note:

  • Honey or coconut nectar can be used instead of maple syrup.

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Taste testers wanted…

I’m thinking of putting up a sign at the end of the driveway, “Taste testers wanted in exchange for ingredients.” I assume my husband wouldn’t be in agreement with this idea. He’s more likely to add,” Bug Off – Get Your Own!”

Oh, well.. He will have to take whatever is left in the cupboard. It was this recipe or nothing. I need to talk to Blue Cross or someone like that. After all, food is medicine… and I like this kind of prescription 🙂

Maple Date Squares

Maple Date Squares

Yield: 16 squares or 8-inch pan

Cook: 20 minutes

Filling:

1 cup chopped dates

2 tbsp. maple syrup

¼ tsp. vanilla (optional)

½ cup water

Crumb Mixture:

¼ cup softened coconut oil

3 tbsp. coconut sugar

1/3 cup ground oats (I grind GF rolled oats in my Magic Bullet)

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

¼ tsp. baking soda

1/3 cup sorghum flour

1/3 cup almond meal (I grind whole almonds using my Magic Bullet)

Pinch of sea salt

Filling: Place dates, maple syrup, vanilla (if using) and water in saucepan. Let simmer until thick on low-medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool.

Crumb Mixture: Mix all of these ingredients together until crumbly, using fingertips if necessary. Pat about 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. of mixture into lightly greased 8-inch baking pan. Press down firmly.

Spread with filling. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top, pressing down gently.

Bake at 375 F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares when cool.

Notes:

  • Coconut sugar (or coconut crystals) is produced from the sap of the flower buds of the coconut tree. It is low glycemic and is a great substitute for refined white or brown sugar. It has a caramel-like taste and is full of nutrients.
  • These squares freeze well.

Maple Date Squares

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