So, if I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life it would be COCONUT. I’m loving everything coconut these days – coconut flour, milk, cream, oil, butter, shavings and even simple coconut water. Clearly I’m looking for any excuse to use coconut in any form and my coco thing at the moment is flour. Coconut flour is amazing stuff because it’s high in fibre and protein but low in carbs. I mean really, who needs wheat and gluten anymore? This delicious flour is made from the fresh pulp of coconuts (that’s it) – dried, degreased and ground into gold….I mean flour! I love the way it just sucks up liquid giving a wholesome and nutty boost to pancakes, bread, cookies, muffins, crumbles, mug cakes, any cake for that matter and so much more. It’s perfect for sweet and savoury recipes with it’s mild coconut (funny that!) flavour and best of all, you’ll be doing your body the world of good. If you’re avoiding gluten or cutting carbs, coconut flour is definitely your friend.
Unlike shop bought gluten laden, additive packed cookies, these low carb coconut peanut butter gems wont send your energy levels crashing post sugar buzz. This low sugar cookie satiates, providing fibre, protein and a steady source of energy. These cookies are…..correction, were goooood! Firm on the outside, a nice chewy inside and just sweet enough with a creamy peanut buttery nutty flavour. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
I just love the question, ‘if you could eat just one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?”. I know that it’s a toughy but for me coconut marginally pips the post with oats a close second. For Russ, it’s eggs because you can have them in many different ways but in my opinion not as versatile as the amazing coconut.
Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup coconut flour
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons coconut/almond milk
1 egg beaten
1. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC. Combine the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the peanut butter, honey, milk & egg. Add this to the dry mixture & combine to form a dough. Add more milk if necessary.
2. Roll the mixture into 10 small balls and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Push each cookie down gently with a fork.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove & allow to cool before storing.