Almond Coconut Cookie Joys

Here at Lighten Up, we love cookies.  A lot.  You can tell it will be a great day when Tina brings in her newest batch of these healthy treats.  The joy in this recipe is the delicious combination of sweet, creamy, dark chocolate and crunchy oats…and it doesn’t hurt that they are full of protein, fiber and healthy fats.  These cookies also have a low glycemic index, so you can avoid that usual blood sugar spike.  Used as an afternoon snack, these little guys will energize you, improve your focus and allow you the boost you need to finish the work day.  All from a cookie!

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Almond Coconut Cookie Joys

1 cup almond flour (I take almonds and pulse them until it is still crunchy)
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup teff flour
1 cup oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats)
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/4 cup earth balance melted
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup chopped 70% dark chocolate

Mix all dry ingredients together.  Add melted coconut oil and soy free earth balance.  Add almond milk. Stir together and form into balls.  Place on ungreased baking sheet that has parchment paper.  Spray parchment paper.  Take a fork and press cookie balls.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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Let cool and enjoy!

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