Once again, it's been awhile since I've posted, and I apologize! Things have been crazy lately and I haven't been feeling my healthiest. Lent was going so well until recently, and then I crashed hard. I'm getting back on track though; I definitely realized the power of moderation. I'm the kind of person who thinks going cold turkey is the best option, but maybe not so much anymore... I tested my willpower and honestly, I failed. But, I might as well fail gracefully, so I'm having chocolate in moderation instead of cutting it out completely. It's my weakness and I'm not proud of it. So these cookies do have chocolate in them, but that and the brown sugar are the only "bad" ingredients, in my opinion. :)
"Katty" requested a healthy cookie recipe when I first started this blog, so sorry Katty for taking so long to get to it! Hopefully you still read my blog haha. I attempted to come up with a recipe a couple months ago and I wasn't happy with the result, so tonight I decided to try again. Experimenting in the kitchen is fun, but it can be discouraging if it doesn't turn out right. My new, improved recipe turned out much better than my last try, so I'm happy to share it with you guys. :)
1 cup natural peanut butter
2/3 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar, I was out)
2 flax 'eggs' (2 tbsp flax meal and 6 tbsp water)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Vegans, check the ingredients as some semi-sweet choc chips do contain milk. It depends on the brand)
1 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup trail mix ( mine had peanuts, raisins, and sunflower seeds in it)
1/2 tsp baking soda
(Makes about 2 dozen)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flax meal with water and refrigerate for 15 minutes to create 2 flax "eggs."
3. Mix all of the ingredients together. Professionals would probably say to mix certain ingredients separately first, but I found this was fine. After all, you'll have one less bowl to wash! :)
4. Lightly grease cookie sheets with coconut oil or another vegetable oil to prevent the cookies from sticking.
5. Drop mounds of dough (about 1 tbsp) onto the sheets.
6. Bake cookies for 11-15 minutes.
7. Eat your cookies, happily and guilt-free! :)
Remember, life is beautiful even when it seems like everything is turning ugly. Don't forget to be happy :)