If cookies are your downfall then these are just for you.  With a high protein content in each biscuit, you can definitely afford to go back for seconds or thirds. 

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Lately I’ve been trying to find healthier alternatives to the snacks that I love. Life is very different now after recently having a beautiful baby boy! Eating healthily is even more important. Also I only have about a half an hour window to bake so recipes have to be quick, simple and delicious!

From the Superfood Snacks book by Julie Morris these Hemp Seed Cookies are perfectly yummy and pretty dam healthy too.

Hemp Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup hemp seeds, shelled

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tsp vanilla paste

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup coconut sugar

1 and a 1/2 cup wholewheat plain flour

1 tbsp maca powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup chocolate chunks

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 2 baking sheets with grease proof paper.

2. Pour 3/4 cup of hemp seeds into a blender, add the almond milk and vanilla paste and blend into a thick paste.

3. Tip into a bowl and whisk in the coconut oil and coconut sugar.

4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, maca powder, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, chocolate chunks and the remaining 1/4 cup of hemp seeds.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine to make a dough.

6. Roll up into approx 40 balls (for a smaller cookie) or 20 balls (for a larger cookie) and place on the prepared trays. Gently flatten the balls with a fork.

7. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes. Take out of the oven and let the cookies cool on the tray for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

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Let me know what you think!

 

UPDATE

I’ve just watched a TV program Truth or Scare on BBC one about coconut oil. Apparently coconut oil has 92% saturated fat in it compared with butter that has 49%. So it seems that coconut oil may not be as healthy as once thought. Surprisingly lard was only 46% saturated fat! Who’d have thought it!

I was quite shocked to hear that coconut oil is in fact not a healthy choice as it as been marketed as a superfood.

In future I may try substituting the coconut oil in this recipe for good old regular butter!

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