Chocolate Filled Cookies + Royal Harvest Flax Giveaway
Posted Sep 01 2011 6:00am
Time for a fun giveaway =)
A few days ago I received an awesome package–complements of Royal Harvest –filled with several of their yummy flax products to try.
Including this flax meal…
And these amazing flavored flax oils…
Chocolate flavored flax oil… um, yes please!!
The flavored oils are amazing! They look like regular oil–but they smell and taste just like their particular flavor: chocolate, coconut, banana, and caramel.
On accident I spilled some chocolate and coconut oil on my counter. Without thinking I used my hands to wipe up the oil and let me tell you–best mistake EVER!! Hello chocolate and coconut body oil… I almost ate my hands because they smelled so good =)
My first experiment was to use the flax meal and the chocolate flax oil to make cookies.
Gooey Chocolately Filled Cookie Balls (gluten-free, vegan)
Makes 9-10 cookies
2 Tbsp. ground flax meal
5 medjool dates, pitted
1/8 cup flax oil (I used Royal Harvest chocolate flax oil)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/3 cup mashed banana
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia baking blend (if you don’t have a stevia baking blend use 1/4 cup sweetener of choice… agave, brown sugar, etc)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease two baking sheets or use non-stick cooking spray.
In a blender or food processor, blend the flax meal, dates, oil, almond milk, peanut butter, banana, and vanilla extract.
In a large bowl whisk together the oat flour, coconut flour, oats, baking soda, stevia baking blend, and cinnamon.
Use a spatula to scrape the wet ingredients out of the blender into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Put some flour on your hands (the mixture will be very sticky). Grab some cookie dough and form it into a “nest” shape. Put 5 chocolate chips in the middle and form back into a ball with the chocolate chips in the middle.
Bake for 10 minutes. Flip them over. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Success in a big way…my husband and kiddos loved the cookies!
About Royal Harvest
Royal Harvest is a new, all-natural line of flax oils and pure flax meal produced using only 100 percent (non-GMO) flax seed.
Royal Harvest Flax oils and flax meal are an excellent source of plant-based ALA omega-3 fatty acids (8,000 gm per one tablespoon of the oil and 760 mg per 2 tablespoons of the flax meal).
Royal flax flax products are made from Non-GMO flaxseeds, free of herbicides and pesticides, and contain no chemicals, additives or preservatives. The oil and flax meal are gluten-free and vegan.
Royal Harvest Flax Oils are available in 5 flavors: a natural nutty flavor, banana, coconut, chocolate, and caramel.
Royal Harvest products are currently available online and at select natural food and grocery stores.
The fun stuff
Royal Harvest is going to let one awesome Healthful Sense reader choose two flavored flax oils to try. Their website is still undergoing some construction but you can check it out here .
You can choose between chocolate, coconut, banana, and caramel.
Here is how to enter to win 2 bottles of flavored flax oil!!
Step 1 is required
1. Simply leave a comment telling me which 2 flavors of flax oil you would like to try.
Steps 2 – 6 are optional Additional entries
2. “like” Healthful Sense on Facebook (<– click link ) (1 additional entry – please leave a separate comment. If you have already liked facebook just leave a comment that you did).
4. “follow” Healthful Sense on Twitter (<– click link ) and sent out a tweet about this giveaway (1 additional entry – please leave a separate comment)… Win 2 bottles of flavored @Royal_Harvest Flax Oil on @HealthfulSense #Giveaway
YOU MUST do step 1 or your entry will not count! Steps 2 through 6 are optional entries.
This giveaway is open to Continental U.S. residents only!
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For disclosures and rules please click here . Giveaway will end on September 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Giveaway open to Continental U.S. residents ONLY. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Many thanks to Royal Harvest for this giveaway opportunity!
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Royal Harvest provided products for this Giveaway.