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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies are just enough to satisfy a craving for something sweet, without any refined flours, little added sugar (less than 1/2 teaspoon per cookie if you use unsweetened chocolate), and are vegan/dairy-free if you use vegan chocolate. For those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, they are also gluten-free. If you are low on chocolate, you can replace half of it with chopped nuts (that’s what I did in these pictures).

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves 12 cookies
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
These low sugar cookies have a nice almond and coconut flavor and are not overly sweet. If vegan chocolate is used, they are vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, and considered paleo.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (softened but not melted)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 drops liquid stevia (or 2 more tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar, and omit almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk or coconut beverage
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chip (or dark chocolate bar, chopped)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, combine almond meal, salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and stevia. Stir until well mixed. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
Step 3
Roll about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, and flatten to about 3/4 inch on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Step 4
Bake 8-10 minutes, or until light brown on the edges. Let cool for two minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthier, vegetarian, low sugar, gluten free, flourless, egg free, paleo, and can be made vegan and dairy free

Holiday Gingerbread Granola

Give a healthier gift this year! This homemade granola is lower in sugar and added fat than most recipes. The gingerbread flavor and colors, red cranberries and green pistachios, make this a festive treat. Substitute pumpkin puree for the applesauce for pumpkin gingerbread granola. One batch will fill about 2-3 standard size mason jars, which make a great gift! Recommended serving size is 1/4 cup. Try this granola over plain yogurt or with a little bit of milk or milk alternative.

Since most oats are cross-contaminated with gluten, look for certified gluten-free oats if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.

Gingerbread Granola - a healthy Christmas or holiday gift - lower sugar and fat, dairy-free, & can be made gluten-free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Holiday Gingerbread Granola

Serves 18
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
This holiday granola has less added fat and sugar than most traditional recipes, and is made with whole, natural ingredients. The red cranberries and green pistachios make it a festive gift that would look beautiful in a decorated mason jar!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce (or substitute with pumpkin puree)
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, or other oil (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325° F.
Step 2
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. Mix ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl, then toss with oat and nut mixture.
Step 3
In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, applesauce, molasses, maple or agave syrup, and vanilla, then stir to combine. Pour mixture over oat mixture and toss until oat mixture is well coated.
Step 4
Spread granola mixture evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and watching carefully for the last 10 minutes to prevent burning. Remove from oven when granola is golden brown and almost completely dry.
Step 5
Let cool, then add pistachios and dried cranberries.

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Rosemary Sesame Pecans

Give a healthier gift this year! These savory roasted pecans are free of added sugar but full of flavor. Serving size is about 1/4 cup, so this recipe makes about 16 servings. Pack them into mason jars for festive and healthy holiday gifts!

Adapted from this recipe.
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Rosemary Sesame Pecans

Serves 16
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
These savory roasted nuts make a healthy Christmas or holiday gift without all the added sugar of most holiday treats.

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1lb pecan halves, raw (about 4 cups)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2
Whisk egg whites in a large bowl.
Step 3
Mix sesame seeds, rosemary, and salt in a small bowl.
Step 4
Add pecans to egg whites and stir to combine well. Add sesame seed mix and stir to distribute evenly.
Step 5
Spread pecans evenly on the baking sheets in a single layer. Bake 20-25 minutes until coating is dry.

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Pumpkin Streusel Pie – No Oven Necessary

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Serves: 6-8

Time: 10-15 minutes

 

Ingredients

For the pie filling:

2 Cups Pumpkin Puree, or 1 Can Pumpkin Puree (will be slightly less than 2 cups)

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

24 Drops Liquid Stevia, or Other Sweetener to Taste

 

For Streusel Topping:

2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil, Softened, plus a little for greasing pan

2 Tablespoons Almond Flour or Meal

1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds

1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup or Other Sweetener

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Flax Meal

 

Directions

Grease a microwave-safe pie dish or medium shallow bowl with coconut oil. Whisk together all pumpkin pie ingredients and spread into greased dish. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes, or until pie is pretty firm. Mix together streusel ingredients, and spread over pie. Microwave for about 2 more minutes, then serve.

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