Grain-Free Sunbutter Cookies
The main ingredients of traditional cookies are enriched wheat flour and sugar, which are pro-inflammatory, leading to abnormal glucose and fat metabolism. These cookies embrace the anti-inflammatory properties of sunflower and chia seeds, coconuts and cocoa powder to create a mindful indulgence that is anti-inflammatory, nutritious and delicious! Makes 18-20 cookies
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
3 Tablespoons filtered water
1 cup organic sunbutter (no sugar added)
2 Tablespoons unrefined, virgin coconut oil
2 Tablespoons grade B pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup 100% pure cocoa powder
½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine chia seeds and water in a small mixing bowl, let set for a few minutes to gelatinize. Add all other wet ingredients to chia and vigorously combine.
3. In a separate small bowl, combine all dry ingredients, then slowly add to wet batter.
4. Roll into 18-20, 1” balls and place on a cookie sheet. With a fork, ‘squish’ in a criss-cross pattern and place in oven. Bake 15-18 minutes.
Time-Saver Tool Tips
-Use a strong rubber spatula for mixing wet and dry ingredients together - it gets sticky!
-Use a whisk to combine the dry ingredients thoroughly
-When selecting cocoa powder, be sure to get 100% (meaning, no added sugar) and non-alkalized. Many cocoa powers, specifically those labeled "Dutch-processed" have been processed with aluminum - a heavy metal that can build up in the liver and slow things down - energy levels, metabolic pathways and hormone balance.
-Be diligent when selecting sunbutter. The majority of them contain sugar and refined oils. Look for 1 ingredient: roasted sunflower seeds.