Almond Milk & Cookies!!

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With the dark night’s drawing in and the cravings for food of comfort, we want something delicious to sink our teeth into. How does milk and cookies sound? Not just any milk and cookies but Peanut butter & Chocolate chip cookies accompanied by vanilla almond milk. A double helping of deliciousness. Now I have made y’all dribble how about I tell you how to whip up these lovelies……

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INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Oat Flour*

½ tsp Baking soda

½ tsp Baking powder

1 Flax egg*

¾ Cups Suma organic crunchy Peanut Butter*

¾ cups Suma organic Coconut Palm sugar

½ Cup Dark chocolate chips

Splash of plant milk to help moisten the mixture (only do this if you use peanut butter)

This recipe makes about 16 small cookies or 8 large cookies.

TIPS

*Oat flour is just rolled oats blended into a fine flour, if you need this recipe to be totally gluten free use gluten free oats.

*1 tbs of milled flaxseed (linseeds) + 3 tbs of warm water mix = 1 flax egg

*you can use crunchy or smooth peanut butter but try to use one that doesn’t contain added sugars or oils.

*If you are allergic or just don’t like peanut butter you can omit and replace it with 1/2 cup Coconut oil.

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HOW TO MAKE

Before we do anything pre heat the oven to 180c, it is always good to start off with a nice and toasty oven to make sure your cookies turn out FAB.

Grab yourself a mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baking tray, grease proof paper and wooden spoon.

If you don’t already have oat flour to hand grab your blender or food processor and blitz 2 cups of oats into a fine flour.

From those blended oats measure out two cups.

In your mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients oat flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Either mix by hand or in a blender the peanut butter or coconut oil (if allergic or don’t like pb), flax egg and coconut palm sugar.

Next mix the wet and dry together with a spoon, spatula or your hands which ever you fancy.

It should come together into a dough if it quite crumbly add a splash of plant milk to help bind.

Once the dough if formed grab your tray and line it with a sheet of grease-proof paper.

With clean hands form golf ball size amounts of dough or double the balls if you want bigger cookies.

Place onto the lined tray and then flatten them out.

Do this until you have used all your cookie dough.

Shove them in the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes depending on the size.

Once they are done let them cool down or eat two like I do EVERY TIME I make these, they are still cooking when you take them out of the oven. The cooling down is what makes them crunchy on the outside so be patient. Also they are less likely to fall apart if you give them some time to cool off. But hey they are your cookies do what you want with them 🙂

Okay so now you know how to make some yummy cookies…want to find out what to wash them down with?!

Wait don’t go anywhere there is more…keep on reading!!!

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Of course I am going to tell you how to make this simple creamy and delicious Almond milk, all you need is a powerful blender, muslin cloth, nut bag (google it haha) or strainer, some sort of jug or glass bottle to hold your finished milk in.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Almonds*

1 Litre Filtered Water

1 Vanilla pod

2 Medjool dates

1 tsp Cinnamon

*Soak your almonds overnight in some water, this allows them to plump up and makes them easier for your body to digest, this is called sprouting.

HOW TO MAKE

In your blender jug add your almonds, water and dates blend for about a minute or until the almonds have broken down and you see it start to go creamy and frothy.

Take your muslin cloth, nut bag or strainer and pour the mixture into it and squeeze out the liquid (with clean hands of course)

Once all the pulp is strained out rinse out your jug and return the liquid to the jug.

Take your vanilla pod and scrap out the inside and add it to the liquid.

You may want to add a pinch of salt add a drizzle of maple syrup it is totally up to your taste buds.

Blend again for 10 to 20 secs.

Pour into your jug or bottle and put it in the fridge.

Drink it as is or you could add some cocoa or cacao make yourself a hot chocolate 🙂

Nice and simple and DELISH!!!

Right now GO BAKE and blend. 🙂

xLBx

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Almond Milk & Cookies!!

  1. Amy Beeton says:

    Thanks for a fantastic recipe Leah and for your first contribution to the Suma Bloggers Network. We love using coconut sugar here at Suma, it has such a delicious caramel flavour 🙂

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