Cheap Eat Nutrition # 26 – Nutritious whole foods on a budget –  Choc Coconut Cookies


And a warm welcome back to the cheap eat nutrition recipe series! I’ve got a comfort recipe for you today which is both a nutritious and tasty alternative to many folk’s favourite comfort sweet treat – the chocolate cookie!

So, upon reading this, I am dearly hoping you’re a fan of the coconut. These brown hairy nutritional powerhouses are a main stay ingredient of this cookie recipe, but should any doubts linger about why you should get more of this tropical delight into your person, have a quick read of this previous short post – https://whatsuppblogblog.com/2017/05/29/snack-hacks-7-coconut/

As keeping with the cheap eat nutrition ethos, this recipe is grain free and very low sugar. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

– 2/3 eggs 

– 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

– 2 tble spoon of unsweetened cocoa powder 

– 2 tble spoons of butter

– 1/2 tsps of honey (for sweetness so adjust accordingly – alternatively try cinnamon or a pinch of stevia to reduce insulin spikes further)

– 1/2 heaped tsps of coconut flower 

– 1 tsp of Almond Extract 

– Pinch of baking soda 

– Half a cup of chopped mixed nuts (optional)

Method:

– Preheat oven to 170c 

– Melt butter and honey in saucepan and put aside to cool

– Whisk eggs in large mixing bowel 

– Add all ingredients aside from coconut flour. Mix contents thoroughly together including butter and honey.

– Gradually add coconut flour, mixing to a thick consistency 

– Spoon out mixture into cookie sized portions on the parchment paper covered baking tray 

– Bake in oven for 20/30 minutes. Allow to stand and cool, then serve and enjoy! 

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