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пятница, 7 октября 2016 г.

Healthy Cookies With Chia, Hemp and Pumpkin Seeds

These Cookies Have Lots of Healthy Ingredients


Are you often in a hurry in the morning and need something to eat that doesn't require any preparation? Or perhaps you want a healthy snack for your kids.

These healthy cookies are a great solution, and can be enjoyed any time. You can make them ahead of time, and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer.

They are also packed with nutrition. The seeds contain omega 3, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and good for heart health. They also contain plenty of fiber and protein. The protein helps keep you full, which is why they are ideal for breakfast, or any time you have hunger pangs.

I first got this recipe from a friend of mine. You can, of course, modify the ingredients to your own personal taste. For example, you could add finely chopped walnuts instead of the pumpkin seeds.

We love these cookies. I wanted to share them because they are delicious and  easy to make

I realize that not every ingredient in these cookies are healthy.   You may want to try a couple of substitutes.  For example, you could use  cold-pressed coconut oil instead of butter.  You might also replace the brown sugar with unrefined organic coconut sugar. I find butter adds good flavor to cookies, but realize it's not the  healthiest thing we can consume.

Coconut oil is a very good product to use for cooking, frying and baking.  It's one of the most versatile oils, and certainly one of the healthiest.  It's a good product to always keep on hand.

Use any seeds you like.  I always include chia and hemp due to their superior health benefits.  I really like the taste of hemp seeds too.  They have a nutty flavor.  You might want to include flax and leave out one of the other seeds.

Ingredients

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vamilla

2 cups oatmeal

3/4 cup unbleached flour

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup each of chia, sunflower and hemp seeds

1/4 cup coconut

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinammon

1/2 tsp salt

Combine all dry ingredients except the sugar. Cream butter, add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes. Place the cookies on non stick pan or parchment paper. I make the cookies small because they are filling. They keep well in the refrigerator or freezer.

Chia, Hemp, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

The oatmeal and seeds are what make these cookies healthy and filling.  These ingredients provide fiber, protein, and Omega 3 fatty acids.  If you don't have hemp seeds, you can add a bit more chia instead.

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