Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m on a cookie kick! But trying to avoid sugar as much as possible because it makes me feel really sick. The struggle is trying not to eat 12 cookies in one day…..self control seems to be a problem over here! The first time I made these I used Buckwheat flour…but I didn’t have any around this time SO I improvised and used my dry Vitamix blender and made steel cut oats into flour and they still turned okay great! Give them a try! Let me know what you think 🙂IMG_0832.JPGIMG_0830.JPG

ingredients

2 c steel cut oat flour (done in my Vitamix)

3/4 c gluten free oats

2 tbsp flax seed

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 c coconut sugar

1/2 c coconut oil

1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 c dark chocolate chunks (Bernard Callebaut solid bar broken into chunks)

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directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (convection bake- if not switch from top to bottom rack half way between cooking)
  2. Stir flour, oats, flaxseeds, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. Beat coconut sugar, applesauce, and coconut oil with electric mixer in a medium sized bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  3. Roll dough into round balls and arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes. Transfer to cookie rack and let cool.

*I love eating these cookies frozen!

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xo

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Crust

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I could eat pizza every day if it was on this crust! Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite foods- so if its in something that becomes my favourite too!! You might even find me eating the crust before it becomes a pizza….

Ingredients:

1/2 cooked sweet potato

1 C almond flour

1 egg

1 tbsp flax seed

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

Trader Joe’s Coconut oil cooking spray

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350f

 2. Mix cooked sweet potato, almond flour & egg till smooth

3.  Add ground flax seed, coconut oil, sea salt, cayenne pepper, garlic salt & baking powder

4. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil

5. Spread dough out to form crust and desired thickness ( it is very sticky so you might need to use some almond flour to guide it)

6. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes

Enjoy my loves!

xo erin