Snack Time

Quick snacky interlude, because a writer has to eat…

Hokay, so I’m a fan of home-made almond milk.  My fav recipe is over at Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/24/my-favourite-homemade-almond-milk-step-by-step-photos/

Like any other almond-milk-makers, I’m always left with the pulp.  So at the weekend I made little cookies using the pulp, and then munched them in between my writing sprints.

Camp Nano Cookies

(makes around 8 cookies. So at 600 words per half hour sprint, these little munchkins will get you through 4.8k words!)

1/2 C almond pulp

1/2 C flour (I used brown rice)

Dash of salt

Dash of baking soda

4 tsp sugar (I used coconut sugar)

2 tsp melted coconut oil (or canola would probably work)

1 tsp date syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)

Dash of vanilla

Almond milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180/350

Mix all the dry ingredients

Melt your coconut oil in the microwave in a tupperware dish

Add in the oil, along with the date syrup and vanilla.  Mix mix mix, and then add almond milk as required.  You’re aiming for a wettish dough, much like the almond pulp

Taste it for sweetness, bearing in mind the dough is always sweeter than the finished article

Form into balls and press onto a baking sheet.  Jab your finger in the middle to create a well

Bung in the oven for 12-15 minutes.  Keep an eye on them – depends how burnt bronzed you like your baked goods

Leave the cookies to cool.  Now, you could fill with jam or any filling you want. I went for chocolate following this recipe: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2010/05/20/homemade-artisana-cacao-bliss/which is a mix of coconut oil, liquid sweetener and cocoa powder (again, I used date syrup, but agave or maple would work)

If using the chocolate, spoon into the well and then pop into the fridge for 10 mins so the chocolate can harden

Voila!

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6 responses to “Snack Time

  1. First I thought they were delicate kebabs. Next I discoveret they were delicious cookies! Wish I had it here right now!

  2. So you’re a chef as well – impressive. I don’t suppose you can do acrobatics, swallow swords, or make sense of American politics? ;)

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