Carob flour or powder is a great cacao alternative that’s made from dried, roasted carob tree pods. It looks a lot like cocoa powder, has a unique and slightly sweet taste and is rich in fiber, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese and vitamins B2, B3, and B6. If you’re trying to cut back on the amount of sugar you consume, you can use carob powder as a natural sweetener in baked goods.
These crunchy carob cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free and full of healthy ingredients like almonds, oats, sesame seeds, and ghee. They’re sweetened with only date syrup and carob powder and are perfect for those moments when a cookie craving strikes! Enjoy them with a cup of unsweetened tea, chicory coffee or kombucha.
Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Crunchy Carob Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Yields: 30 cookies
+ 1 cup carob powder
+ 1 cup almond flour
+ 1/2 cup oat flour
+ 2 tbsp sesame seeds
+ 1/4 cup ghee, melted (DIY recipe here)
+ 1/4 cup date syrup (DIY recipe here)
+ 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds and pulp only
+ 1/2 tsp baking soda
+ 1 tsp lemon juice
+ pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, combine the flours, seeds, vanilla bean, sea salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted ghee, date syrup, and lemon. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Drop the dough by teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto one baking sheet, then use your hands to gently flatten and shape them. Bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes until done. Let cool for 2 minutes on sheet and then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
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