My kids love these. I don’t feel so bad about giving them sweets when the ingredients are this good. I see these cookies as a win win. The kids are getting a treat and I know that they are eating food that is good for them. I mean, I am not kidding myself, a cookie is still a cookie. But, as cookies go, this is a very very good one.
I eat these sometimes for breakfast, or for a quick snack on-the-run. And why not? It's just oats, hemp seeds and almonds with some jam on top (with a little maple syrup which contains vitamins and minerals mixed in with a small dose of sin.)
- garbanzo bean flour - 1 cup
- hemp seeds - 1/3 cup (ground to a fine flour)
Hemp is a highly digestible plant protein. It contains all 9 essential amino acids as well as being an excellent source of fatty acids.
- oats - Gluten-free 1 cup (ground to a fine flour)
- almonds - raw- 1 cup (ground to a fine flour)
Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, calcium, folic acid, as well as the minerals magnesium, selenuim, phosphorus and zinc. Almonds are wonderful for maintaining skin elasticity as well as helping to lower cholesterol. They are also a good source of protein.
- maple syrup - 2/3 cup
- coconut oil - unrefined- 2/3 cup
Coconut oil is medium chain fatty acid which means that it is broken down quickly by the body for quick energy rather than stored as fat. This amazing oil contains lauric and caprylic acids which are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Coconut oil has also been shown to have properties that can protect the brain from alzheimers and other neuro-degenerative diseases.
- salt - pinch
- jam - @ 2 tablespoons
- coconut - shredded 1/2 cup
Preheat oven to 350•
Grind the almonds, oats and hemp seeds. I use a small coffee grinder.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Heat the coconut oil until liquid. At room temperature it has the consistency of margarine. Add the syrup and the oil to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Roll into walnut sized balls.
Indent with your thumb.
Fill "thumbprint" with jam.
Bake 15 minutes on parchment lined baking tray. Don't overcook them. They will turn into rocks.
I like to cook with my kids. I think it is a good lesson in practical life as well as math. It also makes them feel like they are involved in family life and always makes eating the food more exciting for them. It does make a bit of a mess, but I can live with that.