Why waste time on white sugar when safer sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, malty flavor similar to maple. In this recipe, it’s combined with quinoa flakes (a nice change of pace from oats!), raw honey, coconut oil and other natural favorites for a sweet yet healthy cookie that won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
1 Tbsp. ground golden flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup lucuma powder
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix flaxseed with water; set aside for
3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add flax/water mixture. Stir well to combine.
4. Form heaping tablespoons of batter into balls, then place onto baking sheet. Press down on cookie dough to form all cookies to approximately 2 inches in diameter
5. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until done (crispy edges / soft centers).
Nutritional information (per cookie): 86 calories, 13 g carbs, 4 g fat, 1 g protein, 7 g sugar