Guilt-free cookies

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*** 

 Gf cookies

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
  • Amaranth
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • 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.

Gf cookies #2

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 ange@gosh-food.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)

 

 

 

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