Spiced Tigernut Flour & Pecan Flour Adaptogenic Cookies with Sprouted Almond Butter, Natural Sugars, Hemp Powder & Flax Seed
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 8-10 minutes
Makes: 20 cookies
Allergens: seeds, tree nuts
The perfect cookie DOES exist! These chewy spiced grain-free cookies are perfectly sweet from natural sugars like maple syrup and coconut sugar and are laced with warm spices that you can find in the popular adaptogenic drink, the golden milk latte. Guilt free desserts are a thing, and these bronze nuggets of warmth provide you with a balance of healthy macronutrients, anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants, gut healthy fiber and plant-based proteins that will keep you satiated instead of spiking your sugar cravings!
Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are proven to help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These babies are packed with some of the most popular ones like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, maca and medicinal mushrooms. These golden milk cookies are both holistic and delicious!
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- 1 flax egg (1.5 tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water)
- ⅓ cup of raw unrefined coconut oil, softened
- ⅓ cup of sprouted (or regular) almond butter
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon of brown coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup of tigernut flour
- ½ cup of pecan flour
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon of hemp powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon of pink himalayan salt
- 1 tablespoon of cordyceps or adaptogenic mushroom powder
- A pinch of cardamom
- A pinch of ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of brown coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1.) Preheat an oven to 350°F and make your flax egg. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and beat together with an electric mixer or whisk. Add all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, whisk to combine, and then add the dry ingredients into the wet. Fold together and then work with your hands to form a cookie dough. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before baking.
2.) In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the spiced sugar and whisk. Using an ice cream scooper, portion out golf ball sized scoops and place them in the spiced sugar. Roll the dusted cookie dough into balls with your hands, place on a parchment paper lined baking tray and flatten them a little with your fingers. Repeat until the dough is done and sprinkle a little bit of the leftover spiced sugar on top of each cookie.
3.) Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are a little cracked and the inside is still soft. Let the cookies rest on the baking tray for 4 minutes and then transfer them onto a cooling rack. Enjoy immediately for a warm cookie or let them rest until room temperature before storing.
- Storing and shelf life: store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Baking these cookies for more than 10 minutes may result in dry cookies. Follow the 8 minute baking time, and if they are still too soft, bake for an extra 2 minutes but keep an eye on them. Transferring the cookies onto a baking rack also quickly stops the cooking process compared to leaving them on the tray containing residual heat.
- 1 to 1 substitutions: (note: flavor profile can drastically change depending on ingredient swaps. Don’t worry, they’ll still be awesome!)
- -palm oil for coconut oil
- -any regular or sprouted nut butter for sprouted almond butter
- -honey for maple syrup (for non-vegans)
- -chia egg for flax egg
- -unblanched almond flour or hazelnut flour for pecan flour
- -blanched almond flour for tigernut flour
- Is it possible to do a keto version of this recipe? Yes! Replace the maple syrup with liquid allulose sweetener, replace the coconut sugar with golden monk fruit sugar, and replace the flax egg with a real egg. Voila, keto!
- What other types of medicinal mushroom powders are out there? You can get a mix of a few types or use specific kinds such as lion’s mane, reishi, turkey tail, shiitake, chaga or maitake. Buy these at whole food stores, specialty health stores or online.
- Will the mushroom powder affect the taste? Because you are using so many different nutty flours and strong tasting spices, the taste of any mushroom powder you use won’t affect the taste of the cookies.