These are really delicious. I agree they are better than the sugary floury traditional cookies! Even my 2.5 year old loves them. I used high quality butter and brown sugar style Sukrin gold for the sweetener, Lilly’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, and used walnuts instead of pecans. Did not use molasses. I think using real butter makes a big difference in the taste.
I’m not overweight (am 112 lbs) and am physically fit. People do this diet for many reasons. The reason I decided to do it is obviously not because I want to lose weight, but because my energy levels are at an all time low with no physical explanation (all tests prove fine). I’m celiac so I already can’t eat gluten and am also dairy intolerant. But even after eating something healthy like oatmeal with coconut yogurt, I am exhausted and struggle to stay awake. It’s been suggested that maybe I need a detox and eliminate all grains and higher carb foods for a little while to let my body readjust so that’s the reason I’m trying this diet. So if it doesn’t work for you, don’t do it. But why criticize it?
So what does the science say about the paleo diet? Some research suggests that the health claims hold truth. A review analyzed four randomized, controlled trials with 159 participants, and researchers found that the paleo diet led to more short-term improvements in some risk factors for chronic disease (including waist circumference and fasting blood sugar) compared with other control diets. (4)
No on paleo diet but awesome cookies. My husband’s favorite and kids loved it too. Very crispy cookies. Used 1/2 cup of coconut oil to help it form better. Probably could have used a little less. Kids allergic to almond so used whole wheat pastry flour. Used Agave nectar 6 Tablespoons, added 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of flax seed ground. By the way this is my favorite cookies. Next time I’ll try adding oats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaMQfQK1_i8
When it comes to selecting the best fats to include in your paleo diet, almost any natural source is acceptable. This includes refined animal fats (choose naturally-raised, organic varieties), nuts oils (except for peanut which isn’t a nut), avocados and all parts of the coconut. Always avoid processed fats that contain harmful trans fats and try to ensure that you’re consuming a good balance of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids to minimize inflammation within your body. To help you to do this, avoid seed oils such as canola, soybean and vegetables oils and include fatty fish in your diet regularly.
It was really hot here today, so I didn’t want to run the big oven and baked these in the convection oven instead. As a consequence, my first half of the batch was getting too toasty on the outside and unfinished on the inside, so I turned the temp down to 300 and baked for 15 minutes so the middle would set better. Worked out great, and didn’t over heat my house. I had about 4 tablespoons batter left, and tried adding a teaspoon of cocoa to that bit to make a double chocolate cookie –> pretty darn good, and didn’t change the texture. I now have two cookie flavors from your recipe. I will also try adding coconut flakes someday, and the chopped toasted pecans on another day as was mentioned in other comments.
If you crave soda, you might be low in calcium. The best source of calcium is in your leafy greens. Make yourself a big salad out of spinach, kale, watercress, turnip greens, some broccoli, and sesame seeds. If you do dairy, throw some cheddar in there, too. Top it all off with some homemade Ranch dressing or a nice oil and vinegar dressing. This snack will not only help increase your calcium intake, it’ll also fill you up and leave no room for that soda you want to drink.
You’re likely having these negative reactions to wheat products, which hide in many different pre-made foods, especially vegetarian foods. Try reducing the number of different ingredients you consume on a daily basis. For example, eat whole fruits and veggies you bought and chopped up yourself, raw nuts (not legumes), organic eggs, and don’t be afraid to try eating free range chicken breasts and grass fed cow meat for a 30 day health experiment. Use healthy oils like olive oil or coconut oil to cook meat and make salad dressings. And check pills, cleaning products, makeup and lotion for wheat based products as well, to eliminate them from your routine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp4eauYLoYc
I have some ideas on to why cookies might be flat. When I measured the oil into the pan before melting it was easy to get a little too much in there, so I measured again after melting on the way to the bowl and sure enough there was a good tablespoon left melted in the pan. So make sure to remeasure after you melt the oil. Also baking soda does expire so if you aren’t using it a lot make sure the check the expiration date. If it’s too old it won’t work!
When people hear the word diet, they often think of all the yummy foods they undoubtedly have to give up. But Go Raw is the exception. Founded on the principle of a raw-based diet, Go Raw offers organic and vegan snacks that taste good, like their Paleo cookies that come in unique flavors, including ginger snap and lemon pie. While these may not be your warm, gooey homemade chocolate chip cookies, they definitely satisfy a sweet tooth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upEoaM5u34Q
These are such fun to make! I used regular sugar instead of coconut sugar because I was out. They are very quick to mix up (I didn’t wait for the nut butter or egg to come to room temperature because I am impatient) and very quick to bake. I appreciate easy, delicious, gluten free recipes that I can make with my kids and not end up irritated or with a huge mess to clean up! We will be making these again and often I suspect. Thank you for the lovely recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LssXGFdueFM