Nut Power Cookie
Theses cookies are definitely one of my favourite to have on hand because not only are they a sweet treat but they are filled with goodness and keep me going. I have made these also with walnuts and cashews interchanged with the raw almonds and pecans. The possibilities are endless.
Hemp Seeds are an excellent source of fatty acids, especially Omega 3s and 6s. They have highly digestible proteins and are considered essentially a complete protein with 20 amino acids and 9 essential amino acids.
Hazelnuts and Almonds provide a great calcium source and are energy dense.
Pecans are one of the highest sources of B6 and are a good source of iron.
Sunflower Seeds Believe it or not contain more protein than beef and are a great source of calcium and iron as well.
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Makes 12-16 cookies
1 cup Raw Hazelnuts
1/2 cup Raw Almonds
1/2 cup Pecans
1/4 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
1/4 cup Unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
1/4 cup Dairy free chocolate chips (optional, can substitute for chopped dried fruit)
1/4 cup Organic pure maple syrup
1/4 cup Melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon Sea salt
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Line two cookie sheets with unprocessed parchment paper
In a food processor or high speed blender pulse the hazelnuts until finely ground be careful not to over grind. Pour into large mixing bowl
Finely grind almonds as above and add to bowl
Chop the pecans leaving them to be bigger in size and add to bowl
Add all the remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well
Form 2 tablespoon balls from the mixture and place on the cookie sheet
Flatten the balls gently to form round patty. IF the mixture crumbles gently pack to make a patty
Sprinkle with sea salt ( you can omit this step if you don't like sweet and salty)Put in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until edges browned
Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes
Transfer cookies to cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.