Theme Week: Raw Desserts
Good Morning everyone,
Thanks for all the encouragement in regards to my hard run yesterday…I am doing much better today Stomach is fine and no body soreness… feeling great! Ready for some yoga today!
Lori and I are so happy to share this recipe with you all. As many of you know we try to do as much as we can with either no nuts or less nuts in our products. (Our bodies just don’t handle a lot of nuts very well) So we created this chocolate chip cookie without nuts!!! Normally this recipe we do a mix of nuts (like walnuts and Brazilian nuts), buckwheat, and coconut flakes as the base. Though we wanted to create little cookie balls, in honor of Operation Chocolate Covered Kindness, and make it with no nuts… and here is what turned out
Are you ready for some chocolate chip cookie madness We are pretty pleased with how they turned out! Though we had to increase our agave and coconut oil due to not having all the fat from the nuts. So you kinda have to choose do you want nuts or more agave and coconut oil. We like to get variety in our diets so when we can get a recipe that works with no nuts than great…. because a lot of raw recipes do contain nuts and sometimes you really just need to use a nut!! To get the results you are looking for in the final product.
Pure2Raw Recipe:Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (coconut flakes grounded up)
- 1/4 cup soaked and rinsed sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup soaked and rinsed pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp coconut oil (liquid)
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips (we did half regular chocolate chips and raw cacao nibs) * though you can use any kind of chocolate chips you like
In the food processor toss in your seeds, coconut flour, agave, vanilla, coconut oil.
Pulse till combined. (sorry for dark pictures – I need to stop doing new recipes at night)
Take your cookie dough mixture and place in a large bowl
And add your chocolate chips. And stir!
Scoop with either spoon or tablespoon and form into little balls.
Now set these babies in the refrigerator or freezer while you make the chocolate sauce!
Pure2Raw recipe: Chocolate Sauce
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (liquid)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp agave nectar
- 6 tbsp cocoa powder ( we did a mix of carob, cacao, and lucuma)
Place all ingredients into a bowl (we did ours in glass measuring cup – so classy) and stir till combined.
Pull out your cookie balls and get ready to get messy!
Great thing to do with the kids!
Take one ball and dip it into the chocolate madness!
Isn’t he so cute! ** Warning it does get messy and from cookies being cold the chocolate pudding started to get hard!
Place cookie back on plate and continue with the rest of them!
A plate full of chocolate cookie madness!
Lori got a little messy… its a dirty job being a baker… guess some one has to do it. Thanks sis for taking one for the team!
Ok… enough of all the silliness. Here is the final product after it has set in the freezer for about
one 20 minutes!
Now that is what I call a raw chocolate chip cookie!! We were good girls and only had 4 balls each!!!
Why we enjoyed this recipe:
- No nuts
- And it took only about 15 minutes from start to finish ( due to doing the second part of dipping in a chocolate sauce)
- Easy clean up (licking fingers included)
- No baking required
- Full of vitamins and minerals from the seeds, coconut oil, and cacao
- no worries about getting salmonella
- you can eat as many as you want and don’t feel heavy!!
Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for our dessert for tonight…. hint ice cream involved! (By per request from our friends on twitter)
Till next time,