Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Paleo Cookies!

My husband and I have recently taken up the paleo diet and primal lifestyle after reading Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint. My husband has since lost 30 lbs and I weigh 10 lbs (ok, 7) less than I did pre-baby! The only difficulty we've had is with desserts. I have a major sweet tooth, and it's genetic. I can't fight it! So, I came up with this pretty yummy recipe for cookies. My mother-in-law even likes them!

1 banana
1 egg
1 Tbs coconut oil
4-5 Tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 Tbs unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
4 pitted dates, diced
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/4 cup cranberries

Preheat oven to 350.

Mash banana in large mixing bowl. Mix in egg, coconut oil, vanilla and honey. Add in coconut flour and flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add in dates, walnuts and cranberries.

Roll dough into cookie-size balls and flatten out with hand slightly. Place on cookie sheet; bake for 10-15 minutes, or until edges brown.

Drizzle with honey to make them extra scrumptious! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Update...I now wear a size 6! (I've been a 10 since high school).