We couldn’t help ourselves.
Val found this amazing recipes from the Food Matters website. If you haven’t seen this documentary, it really is well worth the watch. Loaded with scientific explanation as to why a plant based diet is a healthy choice for anyone, it answers many questions and puts to rest a lot of myth out there.
These Christmas cookies will definitely one I will try this week. As healthy as they sound, I am sure they are just as delicious too!
Just look at these ingredients…nutmeg, cinnamon and maple syrup…they just scream…
1 cup almond flour
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup oatmeal flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Mix the ground chia seeds with water and soak for a few minutes; this will be your egg replacer. You can use a whole egg if not vegan.
Mix the almond, oatmeal and wholemeal flour with the coconut sugar and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and salt).
Add the soaked chia seeds, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Combine the ingredients with your hands until you form a dough. If your dough is very dry you can add a tablespoon of water at a time until it gets wet enough. You are looking for a soft dough that doesn’t stick to your hands.
Sprinkle a little bit of wholemeal flour into a surface and spread the dough with the help of a rolling pin, about an inch thick.
Cut cookies with christmas cookie cutters (or your favorite ones!)
Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF (180ªC) for 12 to 16 minutes or until they are crunchy and lightly brown.
I can just picture dunking these in a hot cup of tea! DELISH!!!