It has been a while since I posted here, as we are in the midst of the holiday season, I thought it would be nice to share a yummy treat from my cookbook, Gluten Free Alchemy: The Heart & Soul of Creating Gluten Free Goodies. As we get closer to the holidays, I love to put on music, and get lost in the flow of baking. It is a great way to destress, lose track of the mundane, and create something different. The treats below are a good source of protein and healthy fats, and low in sugar and guilt. They not only taste great, but they feel great in your body, and they are extremely quick and easy to make. I hope you'll try them, and let me know what you think.
Coconut Lime Tea Treats
1 cup almond flour
1 cup ground cashews
1 tablespoon flax meal
14-16 dried dates
12-14 drops food grade lime essential oil* (or 1 teaspoon lime zest & 1 teaspoon lime juice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dark chocolate shavings or chips (optional)
1 cup shredded coconut (1/4 cup to incorporate, the rest to roll the balls in)
First combine the vanilla and essential oils. Next, combine all of the ingredients in a food processor with a chopping blade or grinder. Use only ¼ cup of the coconut in the recipe, and put the remainder in a bowl. Pulse grind until dough becomes sticky. Form dough into balls, roll in the shredded coconut, and chill for at least 1 hour.
Yields: about 18-20 cookies. Serving size 1-2 treats.
*I use Young Living brand essential oils for cooking and baking, because of their Seed to Seal quality process. You can find other brands in health food stores and specialty cooking stores. Their purity and quality may be slightly different, so if you use a different product, do a taste test as other brands may be more diluted.
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I'm a nature loving, garden growing, foodie who loves to eat sweet treats, walk barefoot, snuggle with my dog, discover waterfalls, gaze at the stars,explore my dreams and co-create my own reality.