The mind is a powerful thing, and when it comes to food, we are creatures of habit. We stick to what we know, most times because it’s easy, other times because it’s just convenient.
Breaking out of the mould, always takes some coaxing and most times, major effort.
I’ve been experimenting with loads of new recipes, some fail (majorly), others are ok, and some are really REALLY amazing.
A lot of these recipes are also what we now call “raw” – not as the raw that we think we know, an apple or carrot peeled and eaten won’t cut it guys.
So the point is that with a little bit of creativity, a raw almond and raisin cookie, tastes just as good or even better than a shortbread cookie. Raw cacao is a brilliant addition to anything that you want to make chocolate, rice syrup is an amazing alternate to honey and sweetners. Hemp, chia, sesame seeds, nuts and even chickpeas are awesome boosters in sweet snacks, and having gluten free flour and brown rice flour in your pantry makes for amazing gluten free options.
This mock “oatmeal and raisin” cookie is packed with protein in the form of almonds.
Almonds are a nutritionally dense food, which make it a perfect snack for those trying to eat healthier. (Lifestyle change!)
This recipe is delicious. It really really is tasty, sweet and yummy! It’s the perfect snack for lunch boxes (be careful with nut allergens) or just for on the go.
1 1/2 cups of almonds
1/4 cup of rice syrup or honey
2 tsp of vanilla paste
1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted)
1 TBSP of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of raisins
Process the almonds in a food processor until it resembles course flour.
Add all ingredients besides the raisins and pulse until combined.
Transfer to a bowl and mix through the raisins.
Shape then into cookies (keep your hands damp).
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours….then eat!!!
Store in the fridge.
These won’t last. They are absolutely awesome!
Recipe adapted from @therawtarian