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Chocolate Walnut Scones

11 Jun

ImageWhen I started eating clean, and giving up things like butter, sugar, and white flour, I didn’t think I’d ever find a satisfying replacement for the flaky, buttery, delicious scones that I used to enjoy making.  BUT then I found this glorious replacement recipe at Clean Program and I tried it, and I did a celebratory jig!  SO GOOD and once more, so healthy!!  Love them!  The recipe doesn’t need to be altered at all, it’s perfect, but I did switch up the method a bit.  Here is the recipe.

Chocolate Walnut Scones

  • 1/2 C coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/2 C dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 oz organic dark chocolate chips, or a generous 1/3 C (Camino is a great brand)
  • 1/2 C walnuts, coarsely chopped
    Method
  1. preheat oven to 350 F
  2. mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. put dates, coconut oil, vanilla and water in food processor (or magic bullet) and pulse until it resembles a caramel colored paste of deliciousness (dates are mother natures gift to those of us who are sweet tooths!)
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  4. add the date paste to dry ingredients and stir together
  5. mix in nuts and chocolate (can substitute for anything you like.  try unsweetened coconut, dried cherries or cranberries, pecans etc.  options are endless!), dough should hold together (add a bit of water or flour if needed to get the right consistency)
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  6. form dough into a round (approximately an inch and a half thick) on a lightly floured surface, cut into 12 wedges
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  7. place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake 12-15 min (or until lightly browned around the edges)
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  8. shove it in your face!!
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Haystack Cookies

25 May

ImageI was craving chocolate something fierce the other day and had NOTHING to snack on.  Not even the ol’ standby of a handful of chocolate chips (or morsels, as my husband lovingly refers to them as).  Babies were napping (or at least trapped in their cribs!) so I couldn’t go to the store and get myself a treat.  To the computer I went and looked at some treats I had recently “pinned.” When I spotted this little number from The Little Red House.

We grew up eating these bad boys under the name of “Haystacks” or “Lois’ (my mama’s) Favourite Cookies”

So here they are, with just a couple little changes of my own.

Haystack Cookies

  • 1/2 C raw honey
  • 1/4 C + 1/8 C *cacao powder* (or cocoa)
  • 1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 C coconut oil
  • 1/4 C almond butter
  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 1/3 C shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Image* cacao is cocoa in its purest, unrefined form, which is milled at a low heat to maintain all of its nutritional benefits.  It is an excellent source of antioxidants, magnesium and iron.  Pretty much, you’re doing yourself a favour to make and eat these cookies!  I have been using the brand Navitas Naturals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method:

  1. mix honey and cacao together in small sauce pan, over medium heat
  2. add almond milk and coconut oil, continue stirring and bring to boil
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  3. boil for one minute, remove from heat
  4. stir in remaining ingredients
  5. drop by heaping spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets
  6. put in fridge (or freezer if you’re really impatient!) to set
  7. shove it in your face!
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