|Kona makes a great pillow for Misha.|
|Those little seeds are whole amaranth.|
My husband and I are celebrating four decades of marriage this weekend. I decided to celebrate by making his and her's chocolate chip cookies. His have almost all the regular ingredients and mine are well, different but tasty.
The unique ingredient in my cookies is whole amaranth seed. Actually, I mixed in some whole amaranth in the cookies I made for my husband and he loved the extra crunch. I confess too that I used cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips in both versions and replaced the sugar with low-glycemic yacon syrup.
Whole Amaranth Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes about 12 small cookies)
- 1/2 cup quinoa flour
- 1/4 cup whole amaranth seed
- 1/4 cup amaranth flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 T. flax mixed with 3 T. water
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- dash sea salt
- 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
- 2 T. cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup yacon syrup
- 1 tsp. powdered stevia
- Mix all the dry ingredients and blend in the oil, syrup and flax mixed with water. Add an extra tablespoon of water if mixture appears too dry. Blend in the seeds and nibs.
- Use a teaspoon to measure out the dough onto a sprayed baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes in oven preheated to 350 degrees.