Raw Chocolate Butter Cookies ~ for you, kids, hubby, partner and anyone else!
OK, so I am having these crazy cravings for chocolate cookies, you know, the kind that I had when I was a kid (think: Oreos, Chips Ahoy) and I am ready to drive myself to the store to buy a box of cookies. Yes, just like you, I have those cravings too! I am currently on a sugar cleanse (honey, fruit, cane sugar, agave), you name it. So I am feeling REALLY desperate.
Here is what I did. Did you read my blog post on sprouts? Well I had thrown in some buckwheat into my sprouter and it had grown little tails. Buckwheat is one of my favourite grains that doesn’t feed candida, great for diabetics, because it doesn’t create a glycemic (i.e. ups your blood sugar) effect in the body.
Sooooo I threw in some buckwheat sprouts into the blender, with some of my leftover almond meal from making almond milk (ever wondered what you do with the pulp left over from making a nut milk?? this is a great tip!). I added some cacao (chocolate) powder, some xylitol (sweetener but has no sugar and therefore doesn’t mess around with your blood sugar), some vanilla, maca and blended. Here is the recipe:
1 cup sprouted buckwheat
(easily found in a health food store in bags or bulk)
1 cup almond meal
(usually left over from making almond milk)
3 tbsp raw chocolate powder
2 -3 tsps xylitol powder
1 tsp maca (optional)
1 tbsp raw cultured butter (yep I said BUTTER)
OR If you are strictly vegan you can make the same recipe with 2 tbsps of coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch Celtic Sea Salt
Method: Mix all ingredients in a food processor, shape or cut into cookies and dehydrate. Remember dehydrators keep the ingredients below 110 degrees and therefore raw!
So you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m doing talking about butter, right? Well when butter is raw, cultured (added in probiotics), the dairy is a very different quality than your regular (even organic) butter found at the store. The cows at the farm from where I purchase this butter are grass fed, the butter is available ONLY in season. And the colour?? DEEP ORANGE.. which tells you that the butter is full of amazing antioxidants and really really nutritious. And of course, it still tastes like butter, but better. What’s not to like? Raw cultured butter contains what is called the Wulzen factor and is excellent for joint stiffness and has anti-aging qualities. Where to find it? Contact raw milk farms and you can find more information on this link. http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-butter-is-better
Needless to say, craving satisfied. With a better butter cookie!