Let’s be honest- we all have those sweets that are our weakness, no matter what.
For me, that’s either frozen yogurt or cookies. When it comes to cookies, they gotta be crunchy. I know, I know- why not soft and gooey?! I like a good crunch, and I have zero shame admitting that. The one exception is chocolate chip cookies, but even then, I like them to be 75% crunchy, 25% gooey. Anyways, cookies are a food that if I have one, I want the entire batch. I’m alllllllll about endless cookies, let me tell you, but I know my body isn’t. That’s why this recipe is perfect- SINGLE. SERVING. Anything single serving and involves sweets is a gift from the gods.
And can we just talk about coconut butter?! I feel like it’s the new almond butter. Everyone seems to be talking about it, and I’m no exception. My favorite way to eat it is on smoothie bowls, because that hard shell it makes is like nothing else I’ve ever seen (look at me, I sound like I’m writing a romance novel). However, I ventured out into a whole other realm today with this recipe, and I have zero regrets. I was really scared to bake with coconut butter because I’ve never seen a recipe use it. To everyone scared to bake with it- DO IT. The flavor is out of this world, and there are no special directions with it that wouldn’t apply to other nut butters.
When using coconut butters, as with any nut butters, I like to use brands that don’t use a ton of ingredients or chemicals while still generating a good flavor. That’s why I love Essentially Coconut so much. I can read their ingredients list and not have to ask siri how to pronounce any of the words. Win! Plus, their coconut butter bakes very well. It mixes with dry ingredients easily, and does not clump up like some other nut butters. That makes baking much easier, and for someone who is not the best at it, that is a major plus. Let’s dig in!
INGREDIENTS (Serves one):
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp melted Essentially Coconut Butter flavor of choice (or nut butter of choice)*
1 tsp maple syrup OR honey
1/2 tsp baking powder
*- to melt, microwave for 15 seconds. Stir with a knife to combine everything.
1.) Pre-heat your oven to 400 F. In a bowl, add the coconut flour, rolled oats, and baking powder. Mix everything together well to ensure no clumps of baking powder.
2.) Add in the egg, melted coconut butter, and maple syrup / honey. Again, mix well. Once everything has mixed together, form three balls with your hands.
3.) Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray to ensure the cookies do not stick, and place the balls on there. Flatten with the back of your hand, and stick in the pre-heated oven for five-seven minutes, or until they reach the crispiness you desire.
4.) Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes. Please don’t skip this step, because the cookies will crumble if you do! Once cooled, eat by themselves or crumble in a yogurt bowl, smoothie- really, it’s up to you!
What’s your sweets weakness? Tell me in the comments!
NOTE- Essentially Coconut and I partnered on this recipe. However, all opinions are my own and I truly love their products.
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