Chocolate cookies with pecans? Not guilty…

What better mid-afternoon treat is there than some delicious chocolate cookies? But then again, the delight of eating them doesn’t last long. Just one look at the ingredients list including refined sugar, palm oil and additives and instead of feeling happy you feel guilty…  Packaged biscuits are designed to encourage you to keep dipping in for more which can lead to an energy slump and weight gain too.

But don’t worry, we can help!

These nutritious, easy to make, dark chocolate cookies with pecans will not only make your taste buds sing but they will also appease your conscience because they are packed with healthy nutrients and beneficial oils. And they are so filling that just one will be enough.

Ingredients:

2 cups of chopped pecans

1 cup of rolled oats

¾ tsp of baking powder

½ tsp of cornflour

½ tsp of salt

¼ cup of runny honey or maple syrup

¼ cup of olive oil

90g of chopped dark chocolate

½ tsp of vanilla extract or the content of ½ vanilla bean

First thing to do is blend the pecans to a finely ground mass in a food processor.   Add these to the remaining dry ingredients (apart from the chocolate) and mix together.  Make a well in the centre, add the liquid ingredients and stir to combine.  Fold in the chocolate chunks and form the mass into about 10 cookies.

Bake them at 170 degrees for about 20min and let them cool down on a wire rack before eating.

When you need a break, sit back, relax and enjoy a chocolate cookie on its own or alongside our fantastic turmeric milk.

And check this…

Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidant compounds, high amounts of magnesium and has anti-inflammatory properties. So don’t feel guilty, enjoy a cookie and check our article about how dark chocolate can boost your mood and general health.

healthy regards