Friday, 8 August 2014

Recipe: Gluten Free High Energy Trail Mix Cookies

Well Friday didn't go the way I would have liked it more ways then one, after feeling like my back was on the mend it took a turn for the worst yesterday and I could barely walk about so I was definitely not in the best of moods but I did have an excruciatingly painful sports massage today which right now doesn't feel great but has helped a lot...no pain no gain I guess! I have also spent most of my day on the phone to my gas and electric company you have made a royal (very strong swear word here) up which is turning out to be a total nightmare but I won't bore you with that!

To make myself feel better I decided to bake and cookies were what I felt like baking and so this yummy recipe was created, these cookies are gluten free and vegan, full of energy boosting ingredients, a total treat and rather tasty if I do say so myself! 



Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup high energy trail mix
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon  
sprinkle of sea salt

Coconom's ginger coconut sugar for coating.



Method:
(makes 14 cookies)

Preheat your oven to 180.

In a large mixing bowl sieve coconut and almond flour and baking powder then sprinkle in a little salt and add the trail mix (I use a pack from Infinity Foods) then give it a stir. 

Add coconut nectar and oil, melt the oil before adding, and stir again. 

Put mix in fridge for 10-20 minutes to firm up. 

Pour some ginger coconut sugar into a bowl, take balls of the cookie mixture in your hand and roll it then roll your cookie ball in the coconut sugar before placing on a parchment lined baking tray, flatten the cookie ball slightly.

Bake for 10 minutes, checking after 7-8. The cookies are ready once the top and edges are a beautiful caramel colour (from the sugar). 

Remove and let the cookies cool completely, they are very soft when just out of the oven so leave them to cool and they will harden!

Enjoy with a cuppa of course!



A nice and easy recipe that turned out better then I expected! The coconut sugar coating is for those that like things sweet but can be missed if you prefer, I got to say it tastes really good though!


Soft and chewy these cookies are of the cakey kind but I kind of like my cookies to be thick and chewy and they are filled with seeds, goji berries and raw cacao nibs from the trail mix which makes them a real delight : )



Fancy trying something different? Then give these a go you could actually make more then 14 if you took smaller balls of the mixture and flattened them but thick is the cookie for me.

I hope you have had a great week and you have a fun weekend ahead, I will be back tomorrow with another tasty recipe for you so come say hi x x

Question:

Whats the last thing you baked?

8 comments:

  1. Last thing I baked, huh? I tried creating almond butter swirl avocado brownies...turned out a big hot mess. lol
    Those cookies look good btw, loving that you added pumpkin seeds right in the middle!

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    1. Oooooo sounds like they could be awesome though! X

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  2. The last thing I baked wasn't really a bake, I made some non bake raspberry pudding in a glass.

    What coconut oil do you recommend please?

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    1. Oooo yum I love raspberries! I use cocofina, Lucy Bee, MyproteinUK or another raw organic one I can't remember the name of!

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  3. Love the sound of the seeds and dried fruit all together, and of course the coconut sugar. I have not baked for ages! Think the last thing was fudge for end of work presents at work!

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    1. I have never actually made fudge but recently I have been collecting recipes in Pinterest maybe it's time to give it go!

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  4. I'm not a very good baker at all I must admit so haven't baked in ages. I prefer people to baker for me ;-) Those cross-section photos of the cookies are incredible. I literally want one RIGHT NOW :-)

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