With a mixer, cream the coconut oil, honey granules, sucanat, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, flax seed, baking soda, and salt. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the wet mixture until combined. Mix in the coconut. Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheets. Make sure to place the cookies about 2″ apart, since they will spread quite a bit while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden. Let the cookies stay on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
1 Tbs coconut oil
Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, stirring until smooth. Arrange the cookies on a tray and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Place the tray in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens. Once hardened, store the cookies in a container in the refrigerator so that the chocolate stays firm.
Chocolate Coating: (For a thicker topping)
3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Place a small dollop of chocolate in the center of each cookie and spread into a circle in the middle of the cookie. Arrange cookies on a tray and place in the freezer for a few minutes until chocolate is hardened. Store in a container at room temperature.
1 (15 oz) can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup honey
1 Tbs vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt (or 1/2 tsp if not using organic beans)
3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
In a food processor, blend the black beans, coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla until smooth (There will still be specks of beans). Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; process until combined. Add the chocolate chips and pulse until distributed. Spoon cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto baking trays. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes, or until cracked and beginning to set. Let cool on the tray for a couple minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool.
2 cups cooked whole-wheat rotini pasta (1 cup dry)
1 15 oz. can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz organic sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
1/2 red bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup medium salsa
1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
juice from 1 lime (about 2 Tbs lime juice)
handful of fresh cilantro leaves
salt to taste
Combine all ingredient and chill. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.
8 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup wheat germ (optional)
1/2 cup sucanat
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1/4 tsp coconut extract
Combine the oats, coconut, almonds,wheat germ, sucanat, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut extract, and pour over the oat mixture; stir until combined. Dehydrate for 3 hours at 155 degrees in a dehydrator.
Line two 15″ by 11″ jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Spread the granola out evenly on the pans and press the granola together. Bake at 300 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn. I place the pans on the two middle racks of the oven and switch them around halfway after stirring. After cooling, store in an airtight container.