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.
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
180ml of butter, melted
sugar free chocolate buttons (optional)
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
Add more flour if the consistency is too wet.
Prepare a tray with baking paper.
Roll mixture into small balls and place on tray, flatten to make cookies.
Add chocolate buttons (optional)
bake for 15-18 minutes.
Let cool on tray.