Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mineral-Rich Molasses Cookies (Gluten Free)

 

Servings: 25-30 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

    * 3/4 cup coconut oil
    * 1/4 cup molasses
    * 1 cup organic whole, raw cane sugar or raw coconut sugar
    * 1 T. flax mixed with 2 T. water
    * 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (sprouted brown rice flour is even better!)
    * 1/2 cup coconut flour
    * 2 teaspoons baking soda
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix coconut oil, molasses, sugar and flax mixture together with a fork.

Mix the brown rice flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, ginger and cinnamon in a separate bowl and mix well.

Combine the 2 mixtures and mix with a spoon to form a dough. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll into 1-inch balls and dip in sugar (optional). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake for about 8 minutes in preheated oven.

Adapted from a recipe from www.tropicaltraditions.com.



According to the World's Healthiest Foods Organization:
 
Blackstrap molasses is a sweetener that is actually good for you. Unlike refined white sugar and corn syrup, which are stripped of virtually all nutrients except simple carbohydrates, or     artificial sweeteners like saccharine or aspartame, which not only provide no useful         nutrients but have been shown to cause health problems in sensitive individuals, black strap     molasses is a healthful  sweetener that contains  significant amounts of a variety of minerals (including iron!) that promote your health. 

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