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I’ve all the time let my youngsters assist out within the kitchen after I’m cooking. It was essential to me that they be assured of their capability to prepare dinner their very own wholesome meals. The additional spills and messes that I handled after they have been younger have been a totally worthwhile worth to pay for the proficiency they’ve now.
Nevertheless, I didn’t notice so a few years in the past that my dedication to arrange them for their very own futures would make my future simpler too. They’re all nonetheless younger sufficient to be dwelling at residence, however the older ones are in a position to make dinner some nights!
This coconut chocolate no-bake cookie recipe is the results of letting them check their expertise within the kitchen. I don’t make desserts usually, however after I do, I normally keep on with low or no-sugar choices like chia seed pudding. Then I remembered the no-bake cookies I used to make as a toddler with my mother. These barely more healthy ones are the results of my youngsters’ experiments.
Wholesome Cookies? Coconut Chocolate No-Bake Cookies Are!
Nicely, comparatively wholesome anyway. More healthy than the unique for certain. When you haven’t heard of no-bake cookies right here’s the news — the cookie scoop.
My mother made no-bake cookies by boiling butter, somewhat milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. After a few minutes, she stirred in rolled oats, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. The cookies are referred to as no-bake as a result of the combination is scooped onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and left to set.
As a cookie goes, that’s not too unhealthy, proper? Entire grains from oatmeal, peanut butter for protein. I don’t like to make use of too many grains although, so I assumed we may tweak it somewhat. The tip outcome was scrumptious.
Ingredient Substitutions for Grain-Free No-Bake Cookies
- Coconut as an alternative of oats – nonetheless loads of fiber and minerals with out the grains.
- Almond or different nut butter as an alternative of peanut butter – similar texture, good nutty style, and protein. Whereas I don’t actually have an issue with pure peanut butter I do want properly prepared nuts over legumes more often than not. The enjoyable a part of this substitution is that you need to use any form of nut butter you want!
- Honey or maple syrup as an alternative of refined white sugar – I do know, honey and maple syrup are nonetheless sugar. However I like that I can simply discover natural and minimally processed ones. And since they naturally style sweeter and since we similar to issues to be rather less candy, I can use loads lower than the unique recipe.
We additionally experimented with including chopped nuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped dried fruit to the recipe. All of them labored rather well. So long as you retain the fundamental proportions of the elements, there are limitless methods to combine up this recipe.
Extra Wellness Mama Cookies
Coconut No-Bake Cookies Recipe
No-bake cookies made with coconut as an alternative of oatmeal for further protein and fiber. Make them dairy-free by utilizing coconut oil as an alternative of butter and blend them up my including your favourite nuts.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter or coconut oil.
Stir in sweetener and cocoa powder and bring to a simmer.
Simmer 2-3 minutes, but be careful not to let it burn.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla exctract and nut butter.
Add two cups of coconut and mix to combine. Add more coconut if needed until the finished mixture is thick, but still just a little bit wet.
Use a spoon to scoop the mixture onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet in cookie-sized servings.
Let the cookies sit at room temperature until set or chill in the freezer for 15 minutes until they have hardened.
Store in an air-tight container in the freezer until ready to consume to maintain the texture.
To make these cookies really fancy, top them with chopped or sliced nuts, orange zest from organic oranges, or a sprinkle of coarse sea salt immediately after scooping.
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
My kids love helping out in the kitchen, and this recipe is a straightforward means for youthful youngsters to assist out with a straightforward recipe that they are going to like to eat as soon as completed, particularly since they can assist select which elements so as to add!
Which desserts did you make as a toddler? Do you ever nonetheless make them?