Flaxseed Blueberry Cookies
Okay....so I can't have any kind of flour, no sugar, no nuts, no dairy, no eggs...and what do I do? Decide I want cookies. And so...I make myself cookies. :) I was inspired by some "cookies" I saw at our local Yokes Grocery in the Natural Corner. The "Go Raw"cookies looked good to me. They were on the expensive side but I decided to try them. YUM! I don't know if it is just because I am on such a strict diet, or if they really are super yummy, but I thought they were delicious. A great Gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free, organic treat. But then...they are spendy. Plus they use sesame seeds which are technically a "no-no" for me right now. So, I decided I would try to make my own. And I did! If any of my readers are GAPs dieting or have a strict diet like it, or are just looking for a tasty pick-me-up treat -- these are great.
1 summer squash
2 Tablespoons organic shredded coconut
2 teaspoons flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon flaxseed
1 teaspoon hemp powder
squeeze of lemon
pinch of NuNatruals Stevia (or more to taste)
handful of blueberries (approx 1/4 cup?)
Cook squash and zucchini until soft. Blend in food blender with berries. Add dry ingredients. If soupy add a little more coconut. Should be quite wet. Form little dollops of "dough" on cookie sheet. You may want to brush a little olive oil on your cookie sheet....but I found they didn't stick. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. (Check on them...they may bake faster in your oven). And ta-da! You have a GAPS legal cookie. Another rendition to this recipe is to omit the blueberries and zucchini and add one organic carrot along with chopped raisins! Really yummy if you add cinnamon too. The variations are endless!