I really need the weather to warm up. My pants are getting tighter with every cold front that moves through the state. Seriously, it is totally Mother Nature’s fault that I keep baking (and eating) delicious chocolate treats. That is my story and I am sticking to it.A few weeks ago, I received a package of nut flours from Bob’s Red Mill. It contained coconut flour, hazelnut flour, blanched almond meal/flour and natural almond meal/flour. The first thing I made was breakfast pizza with a crust following this recipe. I topped the pizza with scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese and a little bit of bacon. The photos were flops, so you will not see the end result until I make it again.
Next, I found “n’oatmeal cookies.” Oh boy! Those cookies are good! I made them up once with hazelnut flour. Then I added chocolate and used almond flour. If the sun doesn’t start doing it’s job making Florida hot soon, I am going to be in big trouble. I need an external reason to keep my oven off!! The worst thing about these cookies is that they are wonderful frozen. Yup, I put all of the extras in the freezer, thinking to save myself from myself. In a weakened state, I got out a bag and Mercy! they were still soft and oh so good.
- 2 cup hazelnut or almond flour
- ½ cup ground chia seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup date paste (delicious stuff, but use ¼ maple syrup or honey if you want)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3.5 oz dark chocolate with sea salt candy bar, chopped
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, mix together butter, date paste, eggs and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients.
- Stir in chocolate, raisins and nuts.
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
Would you like to try out these flours? You will receive the same four flours mentioned above. Check out the Bob’s Red Mill website for more recipes. In order to be entered for a chance to win, leave me a comment telling me what you think you might make if you win.
Open to US residents only. Giveaway will close midnight March 27, 2014.
fine print: I received Bob’s Red Mill products for free, all opinions are my own.