Chocolate Sunbutter cookies

I know that today is the Daring Baker day, with a recipe for Orange Tian.  But since I don’t eat dairy, and DH is dairy free right now due to his allergies (which, despite his complaints, is really helping with his symptoms) so the idea of a dairy overloaded recipe didn’t make sense.  But please do check out the other DB’ers out there and their beatific concoctions…

So instead, there’s Chocolate sunbutter cookies!   As you may have noticed, they are not the most photogenic, but it’s what’s inside that counts. Sunflower butter was the ‘magic’ ingredient for last weeks’ Menu Plan Monday, and a food I just adore.  TJ’s has a great sunbutter knock off if you can eat sugar, or you can make it yourself, but quite frankly, I’ve never gotten the taste quite right.  If you undertoast the seeds, you get a funky, unpleasant (to me) taste.

But anyhow, these are simple and easy, and use one of my other favorite foods: Salba (chia seeds), which are super nutrient rich.  There’s more on salba here:

http://www.harriswholehealth.com/links-and-files/chia

http://www.harriswholehealth.com/links-and-files/baking-with-chia

And on to the recipe!  These are quick, easy, rich and very dark chocolaty, which I love.   They are vegan, sugar free and high in fiber, too.

½ cup sunbutter
2 T ground salba
½ cup agave
½ cup cocoa
¼ cup cacao nibs
½ tsp stevia
2 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Preheat to 350.
Mix together and refrigerate 10-15 minutes. Spoon out onto baking sheets with a tablespoon and bake until slightly browning at the edges. Allow to cool and enjoy!

I’m submitting these lovelies yummies to the Spring Cleaning “Get the Junk out” event. Amy’s theme is get the gluten out, but get the sugar out, get out the white processed stuff, or get out the allergens all work, too.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Chocolate Sunbutter cookies

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  2. William says:

    Just to comment on the “salba” ingredient. I am a celiac and began integrating this product into my diet years ago. I did my homework on this prouct and found that chia and salba ARE NOT the same in nutrient content and quality. I am very careful about what I put in my body as should every celiac !!! Great recipe though !!

  3. Thanks for visiting!
    I’d love to learn more about why you feel that salba and chia aren’t the same. I looked into it a few years ago and chia and salba are both the identical species of plant (salvia hispanica). Yes, salba is organic, but so are some of the nuchia products. I’d appreciate any different info you may have.

  4. Elvira says:

    The chocolate sunbutter cookies looks delicious. And also, thank you for giving the steps on how to make the chocolate sunbutter cookies

  5. Gordon says:

    I can taste these just by looking at them and the menu. What a great recipe for those who have allergies relating to milk products.

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