Okay so I have been trying to post this recipe for a few weeks now. Somehow I always get distracted by a super poop or some craziness or another. I absolutely love every moment of this crazy, busy life with three kids under the age of 4 1/2. BUT what used to be a simple task, now takes me about five times as long. Haha...but finally here it is! These spelt flour cookies are an absolute favourite in our house. I mean, who doesn't love a delicious chocolate chip cookie?! And these cookies are....whole grain, refined sugar free, and vegan. Yum, yum and YUM!
Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated crops and is an ancient cereal grain and a distant cousin to wheat. It has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Compared to wheat flour, spelt flour is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential organic compounds. You can get spelt flour in the natural/organic section of some grocery stores and almost all health food stores carry spelt flour.
Spelt flour has an abundance of health benefits.
HIGH IN FIBER WHICH AIDS IN DIGESTION. A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS THE KEY TO GREAT HEALTH!
High in vitamin B3, also known as Niacin. Like other B-vitamins, niacin aids in energy metabolism. It helps make sex and stress hormones in the adrenal glands. It also improves circulation and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood
Boosts circulation with the high amounts of copper and iron
has a wide range of essential minerals that are necessary for bone health, including zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and selenium
I'm really enjoying baking and cooking with spelt flour. Spelt crust pizza is absolutely delicious. I will save that for another post. ;)
Spelt Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Serves: 15-18 cookies Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon spelt flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup 70% dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together spelt flour, almond meal, baking soda and sea salt.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and add the chocolate chips and mix until blended well.
5. The cookie dough can be a bit crumbly so don't hesitate to get your hands in there and knead it into a big ball.
6. Use a tablespoon scoop or spoon to make the cookie dough balls and place them onto the baking tray. Place each dough ball a few inches apart to ensure they don't touch when they are baking.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool down and remove from the tray. Keep in mind, these aren't your typical soft and chewy chocolate cookies. They have more of a crunchy texture but trust me, they are delicious nonetheless.
Happy [healthy] cookie baking!