By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
Here are 2 delicious cookie recipes that you can make for a family member who is undergoing cancer treatments and can not eat traditional holiday sugar cookies. We suggest decorating the cookie box or basket in holiday colors. Always use organic ingredients when possible.
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Balls
1¼cup coconut flakes, shredded, unsweetened
4 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chocolate chips*(recipe below)
1 banana, mashed
½ teaspoon chocolate liquid stevia
9 dates, pitted, chopped
- Blend one cup of the coconut flakes with the banana and cocoa in a food processor.
- A small amount at a time add the chopped dates to the food processor.
- Once thoroughly combined until smooth mix in the stevia, vanilla extract and salt.
- Place mixture into a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
- Place the ¼ cup of coconut flakes onto a plate.
- Make 14 small chocolate balls from the mixture then roll them into the coconut flakes. Refrigeration is not necessary, but if you are not eating them right away I would keep them in the fridge to stay firm until you are ready to eat.
Naturally Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chunks
4 ounces- 100% cacao, unsweetened [Ghirardelli baking bar]
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3- 5 teaspoons Wisdom Natural 100% Natural Stevia Sweetener Powder
- In a microwaveable bowl melt the chocolate, vanilla extract and the oil in the microwave for about a minute or over the stove on low heat until completely melted.
- Stir in the stevia powder.
- Taste it and see if it is sweet enough for you. If not increase stevia by 1/4 teaspoon until it is to your liking.
- Pour the chocolate liquid onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Spread with a spoon to smooth. Don’t spread the chocolate too thin.
- Freeze for about an hour.
- Break into chunks.
- Makes about 2 cups.
(Recipe From SugarFreeMom.com)
Sugar-Free Vegan Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Banana Cookies
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 ripe bananas (overripe is fine)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 ½ cups quick cooking or rolled oatmeal
dash cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup flour
- In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth.
- Add peanut butter, soy milk, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 13-16 minutes at 350 degrees, or until done.
Note: Watch out for added sugar! This recipe is only truly sugar-free if you used unsweetened peanut butter and unsweetened almond milk, so read the ingredients list and look for almond milk that says “Unsweetened” right on the label. (Recipe From Jolinda Hackett of AboutFood.com)
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