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!
- One cup of buckwheat flour*
- One tsp. of baking soda
- 1/2 of a cup of coconut sugar**
- One tsp. of chia seeds
- 1/4 of a cup of unsweetened applesauce
- Three tbsp. of maple syrup
- One flax egg
- One tsp.of vanilla
- One cup of raisins
How to make:
- Make your flax egg, recipe and directions here.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper.***
- In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients (excluding the raisins).
- In a small bowl, mix together all of your wet ingredients, once your flax “egg” is done jelling.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix them together.
- Fold the raisins into the batter.
- Using a large spoon or an ice cream scooper, place your preferred amount of batter per cookie on the sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 16 minutes.****
*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.