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Blackstrap Molasses Cookies

Blackstrap Molasses Cookies

These are great for lunchbox snacks. Unlike refined sugar, blackstrap molasses contains essential vitamins and minerals — boasting a number of powerful health benefits. Molasses has a moderate glycemic load of 55, which makes it a better choice than refined sugar, especially for people with diabetes. It contains high levels of vitamin B6 (34% DV), manganese (77% DV), magnesium (61% DV), potassium (42% DV), iron (26% DV), calcium (20% DV) and selenium (25% DV).

And did you know….. Blackstrap molasses also promotes the growth of healthy tissues, so it serves as a natural wound healer. Consuming blackstrap molasses accelerates the healing time of cuts, wounds, burns and signs of acne — helping you maintain clear and healthy skin.

This is my preferred sweetener because of all the above benefits but remember, it is a sugar so use as an occasional food if trying to manage weight and blood sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1.2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup almond meal

  • 2 teaspoons of carob or cacao

  • 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda

  • 1/2 cup black strap molasses

  • 4 drops of vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 180ml of butter, melted

  • sugar free chocolate buttons (optional)

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together.

  2. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.

  3. Add more flour if the consistency is too wet.

  4. Prepare a tray with baking paper.

  5. Roll mixture into small balls and place on tray, flatten to make cookies.

  6. Add chocolate buttons (optional)

  7. bake for 15-18 minutes.

  8. Let cool on tray.

Enjoy x

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