Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Carob Chia Cookies

This isn't just a chocolate cookie.

It's more unique than that.

There are tons of chocolate cookie recipes floating around the web.  Some have even been shared on this blog already (my Chocolate Cake Cookies for example).

What there aren't tons of, however, are Carob and Chia Seed Cookie recipes.  I'd bet most of you have never even seem one before.

So, you see, these are most definitely not just chocolate cookies.  These are so much more special than that.

You know what else these cookies are?  Extremely delicious and healthy!

The total best of both worlds.

Except, maybe, there's a bit more of the delicious world, because you cannot tell that these are healthy.

Carob Chia Cookies - original recipe can be found here

  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds, whole
  • 3 tbsp carob powder
  • 3/4 cup flour of choice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well, until everything is combined.  Scoop onto a sprayed cookie sheet and place in freezer for around 15 minutes.  Put cookies straight from freezer to oven, and bake for roughly 15 minutes.

If you've never had carob before, these cookies are a great way to give it a try.  They've got a sweet and almost fruity taste that really does make them one of a kind.

Although, if you don't have carob powder, or don't like the taste if it, cocoa would be a fine substitute and would still (most likely) yield some very yummy cookies.

Side Note: Check out won one the giveaway here.

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