Five Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies You Say?

 

  Chewy, chocolate chip cookies made with only 5 ingredients and vegan, paleo, gluten, dairy & sugar free…we know sounds too good to be true but Aoife Howard’s recipereally is as easy as it sounds!  Perfect for busy mums, kids and even the most inexperienced cooks the recipe includes the super ingredient cacao which has a pretty impressive nutritional profile.  The Huffington Postarticle notes that it is rich in an antioxidant flavonoid which “ may prevent anything from Alzheimer's Disease to cancer”.  It has also been shown to potentially lift your mood, reduce your blood pressure and increase energy.  If that isn’t reason enough to eat them they contain chocolate, enough said.  After combining the 5 ingredients place in to the oven for 10 minutes, resist them momentarily to allow them to cool and they are ready for you to enjoy – simple as that!  See recipe and link to full article below.

 

Recipe

Makes 5 large cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar free dark chocolate chopped into chunks
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground almonds, cacao powder, sweetener of choice, chocolate chips and coconut oil in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into five cookie shapes and place on a sheet of greaseproof paper.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 170C/ 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. As difficult as it is it is very important to let the cookies cool as this is what makes them chewy if you eat them while warm they will be too crumbly.

Enjoy with a glass of cold almond milk!    

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/aoife-howard/5-ingredient-chewy-chocol_b_10096410.html

 

 

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