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Vegan Almond Butter Coconut Bite Cookies

Posted Jan 24 2010 12:39pm
These bite sized cookies were created to be a little vegan weekend treat. Sometimes you just need a lil' somethin-somethin', ya know. So these will hit the spot without sugar or any bad feelings. I had some coconut flour on hand and wonder how well it would mix with some almond butter. Coconut flour is a great source of fiber and protein. It has 5 grams of dietary fiber in just 2 tablespoons. It is also full of organic protein, nutrients and is a useful gluten-free alternative flour. The only down fall to using this flour all the time is that it is a little bit more expensive than some of the other gluten-free flours. Yet, you do not need to use a lot of it in recipes, so you can make a pound of the flour last for quite a few recipes. So, if you haven't tried using coconut flour yet, you should. Also, if you are pursuing a grain-free diet along side the gluten-free diet, then this flour is the one for you to work with other than nut and bean flours.

These are cookies, but almost could be a base to a "protein-fiber" bar if you wanted to try and create a similar base. It probably would work pretty well with both the almond butter and coconut flour combo. Because of their thick consistency, I didn't know what I thought of these cookies right when they came out of the oven, but even after a few days, they held their moisture and were very chewy. So, they grew on me, and had to make sure to get a photo before I ate them all. If you make them about the size of a tablespoon you should be able to make about 2 dozen cookies, and each cookie should have around 5 grams of fiber, and something similar to that in protein content too. So, a cookie? Hm, maybe more like a health nugget. I hope you enjoy!

Vegan Almond Butter Coconut Bite Cookies
1 cup of raw almond butter with its natural oil
1 ts. of baking powder
4 TB of agave nectar (or raw honey could work as well)
1/2 ts. of ground cinnamon
Mix the coconut flour, milk and almond butter together well with a spatula or your hands, and then mix in the cinnamon, baking powder and chocolate chips last. If it is a bit gooey, add a little dusting of more coconut flour, but not too much. Spoon out a tablespoon sized cookies on a parchment topped baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. This recipe will make about 24 cookies. Make sure you let them cool for just a bit before moving from the pan. These are very enjoyable hot from the oven, or for days to come. Enjoy!
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