Mummy I want some cookies.
As a Mum I like to please my kids and to spoil them occasionally (birthday being the perfect occasion).
My son turned 5 lately and he wanted a birthday breakfast treat. I tried the Amy Ruth’s cookie mix and baked him some vegan cookies (a first). I simply added coconut oil and honey to the mix.
The GOSH food family loved them so much they wanted more so I decided to be cost efficient and creative therefore I created my own GOSH food mix.
This is easy GOSH fooders and the icing on the cookie is that you can add anything you fancy to make it your taste; even add 1 egg or egg whites.
This is a healthy version of cookie because it is natural, free from gluten, lactose, processed sugar and chemicals.
***It is also loaded with nutrients rich ingredients and fibres that will provide you with more than a tasty treat***
What to buy:
Basically you need powders to make cookies. I listed some but you can pick your favourite ones. You don’t have to buy them all.
- Rice flour
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Honey or coconut sugar or banana
- Almond milk or coconut milk or water
- Cocoa nibs
- Dried fruits of your choice (cranberries, goji berries…)
- ½ lemon
1 – Base for 10 medium cookies (use the same measurement to make it Simple)
- 2 tbsp cup of rice flour
- 2 tbsp of almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp of cooked amaranth or amaranth flour
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 2 tbsp of flaxseeds
- 2 tbsp of pumkin seeds
You can store those dry ingredients in an airtight box and use the mix whenever you need it.
2 – When you want to make the cookies add the followings to the mix:
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil (as liquid as possible to get a smooth mixture)
- 4 tbsp of almond or coconut milk (or water)
- The sweetener of your choice (honey, coconut sugar, stevia, mashed banana, juiced orange)
- Add 1 mashed banana anyway to get a smooth texture
- Add protein powder to make protein cookies.
- Optional: for a fresh touch add the squeeze of ½ lemon
- Optional: add a pinch of baking powder (if you can tolerate yeast as some don’t)
- Optional: crack an egg or an egg white (more protein!)
3 – Then create your flavour (dried fruits, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, vanilla extract…)
- I added dried cranberries, goji berries and cocoa nibs (as much as I wanted to, this is the beauty of baking your own cookies).
4 – Mix and bake
- Mix well with your fingers. Let it rest in the fridge for 15-30 min if you have time but this is not necessary if you want to make them now!
- Make small flat discs and place them on a greased (use coconut oil) oven tray.
- Bake for 15-25 min on 190-200 degrees. Adjust according to your oven and the result you want to get. Some like them crusty and brown.
Tips and notes:
- Homemade cooking and baking is the assurance of knowing what you eat and getting what you want. It is the foundation of a healthy diet & lifestyle.
- Do not be pushed off by poor results. Often the look of it doesn’t match the taste.
- Try till you get what you want. I happened to make 5 times a recipe before reaching my expectation.
- Use what you have in your cupboards and what you can afford (email me if you need advice at email@example.com).
- Oven time varies from oven to oven so monitor it the first time and adjust accordingly.
Stay Happy, Healthy & Beautiful,
@nge the Beauty Builder® (the busy Mums healthy-weight-loss & wellbeing expert)