Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Millet Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies taste like regular oatmeal cookies but with a little crunch. They passed the kid and husband test!!


1/2 cup softened butter

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup whole grain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ginger

pinch of cinnamon

1/3 cup millet


Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes.

Facts about Chia

Important facts about chia:

Contains more iron than spinach

Contains more antioxidants then blueberries

Contains more fiber than beans

Contains more calcium than milk

Contains more potassium than bananas

It is a complete protein

Excellent source of omega three's

WOW!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Chia

When I think or hear Chia, I think "Ch-ch-ch-chia!"

But I have come to love this seed.

Tonight I used it in place of eggs. We have a missionary in our area that is allergic to eggs and wheat. I was able to find a cookie recipe that didn't use an egg last time he ate at our house and it was his first cookie in a long time. Tonight I made him brownies (below) but instead of using eggs I used Chia gel.

Mix 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of water and let sit overnight. (In my case, I didn't remember the night before so they only soaked for about 4 hours)

I halved the brownie recipe because I didn't want to waste a cup of butter and 2 cups of coconut sugar on this experiment if it didn't turn out.

But, I should have made the whole recipe. They were so good. They were gooey too.

My kids AND husband ate them and loved them. And I think the missionary loved them as well.

Wonder what else to make with Chia seeds?



Chia Pudding 1
3 cups milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix and refrigerate overnight.

OR

Chia Pudding 2
1/2 cup chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
1 dropperful of Stevia
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix and refrigerate overnight.

I've tried these recipes using goat milk and almond milk but I hear that coconut milk is really good too.

I'm definately buying more of this for my year supply!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The best healthy brownies

{This recipe is taken from Hershey's Best Brownies and made even better!}:

1 cup butter
2 cups coconut sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 cup cacao powder
1 cup whole grain flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with wooden spoon after each addition. Add cacao powder, blend well. Add rest of ingredients. Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan. Bake 30 - 35 minutes.

Yum-O!

Everyone in the family loves these. We love to freeze the leftovers and they are good cold and right out of the freezer.