Cookies!!! Hazelnut Orange Chocolate Chip…

img_0409I eat pretty clean and healthy, but I  still crave treats, and nothing beats a cookie warm out of the oven. This recipe is adapted slightly from the back of a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Hazelnut Flour. The original recipe calls for a flax seed and water mixture to replace an egg but I figured, if you’re already cutting out wheat and sugar, let’s keep the egg and live a little. This recipe is easily vegan by adding 2.5 T of water to the 1 T flax meal and letting it sit for a few minutes to thicken. I kept the flax in the recipe to make them extra healthy…

1 T flaxseed meal
1 cup Hazelnut flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 t baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1/4 t salt
3/4 cup nut butter (I used a cashew, coconut, almond blend)
1/2 cup coconut oil (or veg oil)
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup grated, organic, raw chocolate or dark chocolate chips, I used a block of pana raw, vegan, orange flavored chocolate

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 176 C
  2. Mix dry ingredients together
  3. In another bowl, mix nut butter, oil, egg and vanilla until it’s uniform
  4. Fold in your chocolate source
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment baking paper
  6. Scoop 1.5 T of cookie batter onto sheet, leaving 1 inch between each cookie
  7. Bake 15-18 min

Healthy Peach Cobbler

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This recipe was developed for a cooking demo at Cycle Hub Cafe in Motor City for Dinnertime and it’s one I am proud of. Quick, cheap (at the right time of year), easy, and healthy…and at least one of my kids liked it.

Ingredients:

1 can coconut cream, refrigerated to thicken cream, set aside
7 cups peaches, sliced  (about 10 peaches)
2 limes, zested and juiced (set aside zest)
1 tbsp. Arrowroot, mixed with the juice of two limes
2-4 tbsps. Honey, Maple Syrup, or Coconut Syrup (optional)
1/4 cup Coconut Oil +extra for greasing

1 cup Almond Flour
2 tsps. Vanilla Extract or scrapings from one pod
1/2 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (desiccated coconut in Dubai)
1/4 cup Pistachios, chopped
1 Lime, juiced
Honey (optional), if desired
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C/375 F 
1)Slice peaches and set aside in a bowl.
2)Zest and juice the limes.
3)Whisk arrowroot and lime juice from 1 1/2 limes together.
4)Add honey and whisk again.
5)Pour over peach mixture.
6)Grease a baking pan with coconut oil, and pour mixture in the pan.
7)Mix oil, almond flour, vanilla, shredded coconut and pistachios in a bowl.
8)Top peaches with crumble mixture and place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
While it’s baking:
Juice the third lime and whisk the lime juice, zest and honey (optional) into the
the coconut cream.
Top peach cobbler with coconut cream. What I love about this dessert is you could change the fruits and nut combos for infinite possibilities.