Firstly I want to apologise to everyone for being way behind in posting a new workout. My excuse is valid though. Work has been so mental this week, it has totally sucked the energy out of me. All I have managed to do is my cardio in the mornings and then a couple of Andrew’s KB classes. Plus the weather has been unpredictable as always. In an attempt to make up for this, I thought I would share with you, yet another of my guilty pleasures 😉
This recipe was originally from BodyRock.tv, but I have changed it so much to suit my needs that I could nearly call it my own. The oringinal recipe was full of whole wheat flour, butter and sugar, which is ok if you can restrict yourself to having one pathetic little cookie (which, let’s be realistic – who can ever do that – I know I can’t). So I have adapted the recipe to REDUCE the “sins”, to allow you to have more than one of these lovely treats (if you deserve it).
The main changes I have made are:
- Reduced overall wheat and carb content by replacing 1/3 of the flour with coconut flour (but this called for me having to add an extra egg).
- I swapped the unsalted butter with the same quantity of coconut oil.
- I halved the natural molasses
- This time I left out the oats
- And I reduced the sugar content from 1/2 a cup to 1/8 of a cup.
The result is a coconut, ginger cookie with very little sugar, healthy fat and far more fibre. It’s still full of calories, but I reckon they are good calories. One piece of advice though. Make these when you will be able to share them with others, or you may end up eating them all 😀
Now for the recipe.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/8 cup unrefined sugar
- 1/2 cup wholegrain flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (sifted)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (soft)
- 1 tsp natural molasses
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- Handful of oats for texture (optional)
Shape dough into small balls and flatten. Place the raw cookies onto an oven tray lined with baking paper, and sprinkle with a little sugar. Now bake in an pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 20 mins (until golden brown). Remove and place on a cooling rack.
Will make the next workout nice and tough to help burn these bad boys off 😉