I like recipes that are simple and can be made in minutes. Eating healthy shouldn’t be difficult or time consuming, and actually it isn’t. Ok it takes a little bit more time to whip up a batch of cookies (only 25 mins with this recipe!) than to buy a packet in the store but think of the benefits to your health. These walnut cookies are gluten and dairy free, refined sugar free, grain free and completely devoid of any preservatives, emulsifiers or any other additives. That’s worth 25 mins to me!
I made these with walnuts but you could substitute the walnuts for hazlenuts or brazil nuts.
Walnuts are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Eating foods rich in Omega 3’s is important because the body cant manufacture them itself, we have to get them by eating them. Omega 3’s reduce inflammation and are said to be beneficial in the case of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Research has also linked consumption of Omega 3’s to improved brain function and to alleviating depression. Lots of good reasons to eat the humble walnut.
The recipe also has the benefits of coconut oil and raw honey in place of sugar (read about the benefits of honey instead of sugar here)
1 ½ cups walnuts
1/2 cup almonds
¼ cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C
In a mixer powder the nuts into a crumbly flour.
Add the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
On a baking tray drop spoonfuls of the mixture and place a walnut piece in the centre of each.
Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown.
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