Chia-Raisin Cookies

Makes: seven large cookies

Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan (of course!)

Cookies that are both delicious and healthy? Yes please!

Thanks to the little hidden gems, chia seeds, these cookies are protein-, fiber-, mineral-, and flavor-packed! Chia seeds have protein, fiber, omega 3s, omega 6s, calcium, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine,  magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of antioxidants!

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Ingredients:

Dry:

  • One cup of buckwheat flour*
  • One tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 of a cup of coconut sugar**
  • One tsp. of chia seeds

Wet:

  • 1/4 of a cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • Three tbsp. of maple syrup
  • One flax egg 
  • One tsp.of vanilla

Add in:

  • One cup of raisins

How to make:

  1. Make your flax egg, recipe and directions here.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Line a baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper.***
  4. In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry  ingredients (excluding the raisins).
  5. In a small bowl, mix together all of your wet ingredients, once your flax “egg” is done jelling.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix them together.
  7. Fold the raisins into the batter.
  8. Using a large spoon or an ice cream scooper, place your preferred amount of batter per cookie on the sheet.
  9. Bake in the oven for 16 minutes.****
  10. Enjoy!

*Despite its name, buckwheat flour is wheat-free and gluten-free!

**Despite its name, coconut sugar does not taste like coconut.

*** You can find an unbleached, compostable, and vegan parchment paper here.

**** If you prefer your cookies to be more on the crispy side, you may need to cook these cookies for a few minutes longer!

“9 Chia Seed Benefits Side Effects.” Dr. Axe. N.p., 24 Mar. 2017. Web. 11 Apr. 2017.

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