On cold days, I really enjoy turning on the oven. My cozy little kitchen warms up; and the smell of good food baking makes me smile. It's even better when I can pull freshly baked cookies out of the oven.
How is this possible? It's really simple: reduce the carb and sugar count. These two macro nutrients cause your blood sugar to spike. Sugar will cause a quick rise and fall. Carbohydrates cause a rise in blood sugar that stays elevated longer.
I spend a lot of time modifying recipes to make them diabetic friendly. The trick is to find healthier sugar substitutes and carbohydrate replacements with higher fiber content. When I found this recipe on lowcarbyum.com, I was ecstatic! I really didn't modify it other than using stevia for my sweetener. I thought I'd share it with you...
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 6 tbsp. butter softened
- 1/3 cup coconut oil softened
- 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
In another bowl beat butter and coconut together with sweetener. Beat until fluffy.
Add eggs, almond milk, and vanilla to the liquid mix and blend well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix completely. It will be thick. Carefully add coconut flour if needed.
Scoop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to desired thickness.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until edges start to turn brown.
For thicker cookies, turn off oven and allow cookies to cool in the oven.
Coconut flour is made from the solid inside of coconuts. It's scraped out and dried at a low temperature. The last step is grinding it into flour. The benefits of coconut flour in this recipe are amazing because it is:
gluten free & a great corn meal substitute.
high in fiber to aid in digestive health.
possible that it helps keep blood sugar levels stable because of the fiber.
a good source of plant based iron.
full of medium-chain triglycerides that protect against bacteria and viruses.
known to enhances brain function due to these triglycerides.
a good heart health grain due to lauric acid that helps kill bacteria responsible for plaque buildup in the arteries.
Source: "Coconut Flour: Nutrition, Benefits, and More"
Healthline May 8, 2019
It makes 12 large cookies, so please eat responsibly. Just one or two a day is plenty. It's also much more reasonably priced than some store bought healthy cookies, without the scary preservatives. I hope you enjoy. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.