I love the no-grain granola recipe I found not too long ago. I have re-vamped it and played around with it (using raw honey, chai seasonings, real salt, coconut oil, varying nuts and seeds depending on what I have on hand, coconut, and soaking the nuts/bigger seeds overnight in salt water). For a good post on why NOT to eat oat based granola (even if it is sprouted or soaked), check this out.
Yet, during the colder months, I am finding I just don’t crave a “cold” cereal. Having this huge batch of the grain free granola on hand, I decided to throw some into a batch of cookies I was making. I love the results! I have a healthy cookie, that is full of good fats, fiber and protein. It’s always great to know that the treats we give our children are actually good for them.
Nut/Seed Granola Chocolate Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen or more
- 1 cup organic butter, from grass-fed cows
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons aluminum free baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon real salt
- 1 1/2 cups sucanat
- 1 1/2 cups palm sugar
- 1-2 droppers of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia (or regular stevia and 1 TB of Vanilla extract)
- 4 pastured, organic eggs
- 3 cups almond flour (not meal, flour is from blanched almonds – without the skin)
- 2 cups sprouted flour (or could substitute brown rice flour/tapioca flour mix)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup organic cocoa
- 2-3 cups grain free granola
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Mix the softened butter and oil. Add soda, salt, and sugars.
- Blend well and add each egg individually.
- Add almond flour and cocoa and mix well.
- Add coconut flour while mixer is on low, then the sprouted flour.
- With mixer on low, add granola and chocolate chips.
- Bake cookies in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
- Enjoy with a cup of tea or some fresh, raw milk.
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