Post # 1
Oh bees, the ever dreaded baking season is upon me
Ever since I changed my lifestyle, baking has been kind of NO part of my life. I’m allergic to gluten, avoid unnatural sugars. I am constantly staring down those delicious cookies at the store. It’s a lose lose.
So for the past couple years, I’ve been trying to make healthy Christmas baking.
Theres a reason they out all that crap in baking though… it makes it taste good!
So I sit here, determined to make strides, somehow and some way. Yesterday I developed a cookie of dates, sunflower seeds, coconut, Apple sauce, gluten free oats, a little potato starch and some coconut flour. it was actually not a failure, which is great! Woohoo healthy cookies.
Today is dedicated to baking and I’d love some input!!!
Lay the ideas on me!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
@lalalyanne: Disclaimer: I have yet to try this recipe. A friend of mine who is an avid baker shared it on her Facebook. It’s egg free and dairy free. I’m not sure if it is gluten free though.
Gooey and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
1 cup old-fashioned oats ground up.
½ cup ground flaxseed
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup honey
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 avocado ( replaces butter) or 3 tablespoons coconut oil ( might leave a coconut taste though.
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour oats, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, honey, applesauce, avocado and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry and mix until just combined.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough and drop onto the prepared cookie sheet (I used my large cookie scoop).
You can space them pretty close together as they won’t really spread while baking.
Bake for about 11 to 13 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool directly on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Post # 4
avocado chocolate cookies (SO good, I promise!) http://greatist.com/health/recipe-dark-chocolate-avocado-cookies (not gluten free)
my all-time favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/05/vegan-flour-free-oat-chocolate-chip.html?m=1 (vegan, can be made gluten free if you use gluten free oats)
Post # 5
Try some vegan or raw recipes, and cut down on the sugar if there is any added. Lots of delicious possibilities!