Tasty Tuesday: Chewy Coconut Almond Cookies

Thank you Celebrating Sweets for today’s recipe…

I will admit, I haven’t made them YET!  I have never been much of a baker, I always left it up to everyone else.  It was something Belinda liked to do especially during the holidays.  This recipe actually doesn’t seem too hard.  I LOVE almond cookies BUT was never a huge fan of coconut until recently.  The whole gluten free thing got me to try it and I actually liked it!

This recipe is courtesy of the author of “Simply Gluten Free Desserts” Caral Kicinski:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus1 tablespoon coconut oil melted (not hot)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional for drizzling)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl whisk almond flour, coconut, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar until no lumps remain.
  2. In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk eggs for 1 full minute. Add coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Stir until thoroughly combined; use your hands if necessary. Tightly cover and place in the back of your fridge (where it’s really cold) for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners. Roll or scoop the dough into 2 tablespoon portions (about golf ball size) and place them a couple inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press down on each ball of dough to flatten (they will spread very little when baking). Bake for about 9 minutes, until the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown. Place the baking sheets on wire racks to cool completely.

OPTIONAL CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:

  1. Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Drizzle the top of the cookies with melted chocolate (I put the melted chocolate in a plastic bag and snipped the corner for easy drizzling). Allow the chocolate to firm up at room temperature or speed it along by placing the cookies in the fridge. 

This may sound CRAZY but if you want to take some of these with you in your purse as you are running errands, why not use a mini zipper pouch or a cute case to keep your cookies safe.  

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Hae a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Tasty Tuesday: Sweet Potato & White Bean Burgers

Thank you  Tasty for today’s recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, roasted, peeled
  • 15 oz white bean, 1 can, drained, rinsed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • canola oil (I use the spray instead of actual order to save points.
  • chipotle mayo (optional, not included in point total)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C.
  2. In a large bowl, add the roasted sweet potato, white beans, onion, parsley, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash the ingredients until thoroughly mixed together.
  4. Once mashed, add the bread crumbs and mix them in.
  5. In a pan, heat a small amount of oil over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Place patties on buns, and top with chipotle mayo, avocado, and red onion.
  7. Enjoy!

As I start cooking more and more from scratch, I findI need to get organized in the kitchen.  Tossed out the spices which have been there since the age of time and am starting fresh.  Containers instead of bags tossed on shelves makes it so much easier to find things  Organize your pantry so you can find things AND you know what is there.  I am forever buying new stuff because I couldn’t find something.

  

Did you know the Your Way organizing products are the customer special this month at Thirty One?  Check them out at our Facebook “Get Organized in 2018” event for more tips and tricks.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!