It seems like I’m always writing about how I really needed a cookie today, and what’s funny is that I don’t really eat very many cookies. But today, to sound like a broken record, I really needed a cookie. Actually, the craving started yesterday, so these little cookie friends were extra necessary and satisfying. Buckwheat is the wizard of grains, and I find I literally never get tired of it. Or of saying the word groat. It’s funny and to sound a little (or actually, maybe a lot) d-baggish, it’s got a great mouthfeel. Anyway, these cookies combine the magic of buckwheat, coconut, cacao nibs, and chia and flax seeds into delicious little nuggets of joy. It’s very, very tricky not to just tilt the plate and pour them all into my mouth, but that wouldn’t be very class of me, now would it? 🙂What you need:
*addendum* I think these are delicious as is, my boyfriend says they taste good, but “healthy.” 🙂 You might add some regular sweetened chocolate or a bit more maple syrup if you’re looking for a more traditional cookie. As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t care for super-sweet sweets. 🙂
1 cup buckwheat flour (grind it from your groats!)
1 cup superfine rice flour (I used brown)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chia seeds + 1 tbsp flax seeds whisked together with 6 Tbsp water to form a gel
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used a homemade combo of hazelnut, cashew, and almond milk)
1/2 cup of maple syurp
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup cacao nibsFirst, preheat that oven to 350 degrees, then whisk together your flax and chia gel (it will set up in about 5-10 minutes). In the meantime, sift together all dry ingredients in one bowl, and in another combine all wet ingredients and your gel when ready. Mix those two together and add chia seeds, coconut, and nibs then stir all ingredients together until well mixed.Drop dough onto a shaking sheet lined with parchment (I used a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie). Bake for 10-15 minutes.When a knife comes out clean, your cookies are done. Feel free to admire your cookies.After admiring them briefly, eat one (or several) and enjoy!
Bookmarking it now. I too, am a buckwheat fan. This week, my treat was a batch of blueberry buckwheat pancakes.
I must try these! I’m not a big fan of super sweet either:))
Let me know what you think! I’m tweaking the recipe a little bit. It’s a buckwheat world. 🙂
How neat! Is it really this simpel? You make it look easy.
Just cause it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not super helpful.