- Choc chip cookies are an all time favourite for so many of us! This recipe adds some quality nutrients to the traditional cookie, making it a guilt-free snack the whole family can enjoy.
Everyone loves choc chip cookies and most of us have a favourite choc chip cookies recipe that’s been handed down over generations.
My favourite childhood choc chip cookies recipe included a ton of sugar, butter, white flour and condensed milk on top of the added milk chocolate. Talk about a calorie bomb!
Lucky for you we’ve got a great new recipe which adds some nourishing protein, fibre and healthy fats to the traditional chop chip cookie recipe. The superfoods in this recipe are almonds, oats and hemp hearts.
Hemp hearts nutrition facts
If you haven’t come across hemp hearts before you’ll do well to know they are a tiny nutrition powerhouse. Small and soft yet full of high quality plant-based protein, fibre and omegas they are an easy way to sneak nutrients into even the fussiest of eaters.
The most beneficial thing about eating hemp hearts is that they are rich in omega 3. Omega 3 is a vital nutrient for overall health and has been scientifically shown to improve anxiety, ADHD and a range of autoimmune diseases. For more information please read our blog Four scientifically proven benefits of omega 3.
Oats for the bowels!
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth! They are gluten free and full of fibre, meaning they keep things moving on the inside. Oats also contain antioxidants and a range of vitamins and minerals. Like hemp seed, they should be part of your daily diet.
Like hemp seeds, almonds are full of good fats, protein vitamins and minerals. They also taste great and can be incorporated into a wide range of dishes. The vitamin E in almonds promotes healthy skin and hair. They may also reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
Dark chocolate is the only chocolate!
Psssst, here’s a little secret. Chocolate is actually REALLY good for you! But it has to be dark, and the darker the better. I’m talking at least 70% cacao. Cacao actually has compounds similar in structure to the cannabinoids your body makes to keep it in balance. For more information read our blog Support your endocannabinoid system without cannabis.
Almond, oat and hemp choc chip cookies
A recipe by Libby Finlayson – www.libfinlifestyle.com.au
Libby has a passion for healthy living, a balanced lifestyle and helping others. She specialises in one on one health and life coaching, group coaching, and has an interest in creating a healthy FIFO mindset. Libby also conducts workshops and helps implement healthy office habits, life skills and focus on energy, metabolic wellness and stress reduction.
- 2 cups almond meal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup dark choc chips
- 100 g quality butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
Turn oven to 170 degrees
Mix dry ingredients together including choc chips and hemp seeds.
Melt butter, oil and maple syrup together in microwave for 1 minute or put in saucepan and heat until melted, stirring.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
Using clean hands, make into cookies and press down onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Cook for approx. 10 minutes. Leave to cool. Makes about 16 cookies.
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