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by Emma Peters May 12, 2017

We all deserve something sweet every so often. These healthy cookies are my new go-to treat, the perfect clean-eating solution for everyone with a relentless sweet tooth and the best intentions.

After all, who says chocolate chip cookies are always a ‘guilty’ pleasure? They’re full of nuts, seeds, fruit and delicious cacao – there’s nothing ‘guilty’ about that.

Give the recipe a go, when you see how easy they are, they’ll be your favourites too!

Ingredients:

2 cups of ground almonds (activated if possible to remove anti-nutrients) 1 tps baking soda 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup activated walnuts 1/4 cup raisins 20-30 grams of 85% cacao chocolate chopped up

Making your own Healthy Cookies:

  • In a food processor or mixer cream honey and coconut oil and add vanilla. Combine almonds, baking soda and sea salt, then add to wet mixture and mix until a dough is formed. Pulse in sesame seeds, walnuts and raisins. Finally, stir in the chocolate.
  • Roll the mixture into little balls and place on a baking tray covered in baking paper. Press each cookie flat, patching up any spilt edges.
  • Bake at 150 deg for 15 mins until golden. Once cooked, remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
These are nutritious, low in sugar, fully sustaining and even though it’s such a tiny bit of chocolate, it’s enough to satiate any chocolate friend who’s trying to cut back on their sugar intake (me!) The only problem is, they’re so good I had to make another batch the next day because they didn’t make it into the container!
Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.


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