Hey hey hope everyones enjoying their weekend, I’m exhausted and am already looking forward to sleeping tonight – cool life lol. I was not feeling to great this weekend, of coarse I been off for a month and go back to school this week so NOW I get sick. Since the scratchy throat came I still tried to stick to a regimen of healthy eating and working out but at one point all I wanted was cookies, chocolate chip to be exact. I was going to make my double chocolate chip cookies but happened to be out of oatmeal, what?! So I improvised. I love using almond meal which is happened to work out even better for my gluten free friend who was stopping over this weekend too.. score !
Chocolate Chip Cookies
(vegan, vegetarian, gluten free)
2 cups almond flour (grind 2 cups of almonds til flour consistency)
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tbs water
3 tbs maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325. Mix together the almond flour, baking soda. Then add in the vanilla, coconut oil, water and maple syrup. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into 12-15 balls and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes as they will harden up a bit! Enjoy :-)!
*If you want to or don’t like coconut oil, use butter! Just as delicious !
What makes me happy: Baking. I love to cook but I would 100% rather serve any of my baked goods over my dinner any day. Not that my cooking is bad just I eat some weird, unappetizing looking stuff sometimes and am a perfectionist when it comes to baking. My baking growing up was every Saturday my sister and I, well I’d try to help I was the annoying little sister would make a box of brownies. I’m way past that now, though they’re def good ! Once I started baking on my own I wasn’t very good, actually I was horrible. My poor family would put on a face for me it was hilarious. My not fully cooked brown rice pudding, or my mint chocolate chip cake that was so minty your toothpaste tasted better. I’ve come along way since then now they ask me to make the desserts. From the cookies and my nephews birthday being this weekend that i did alot of baking just shows how really therapeutic it is for me and I really got to start doing it more again!
What did you do this weekend?!