Recipe of the month – Sweet maca cookies

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I didn’t realise just how amazing these cookies were going to be whilst I was cooking them on Saturday morning, with my hair in a towel turban from the shower, the builders banging away on the roof, and my dehydrator full of yummy crackers and nuts ready to be whipped into butters! By the way the crackers worked a dream! I was making these circles of delight for my brother coming home for the weekend! I knew I wanted to create a sweet maca biscuit/cookie as recently I’ve become the biggest maca fan ever and I wanted to create a healthy cookie that tasted super comforting, delicious and made you smile aaaaaannnd most importantly was grain and gluten free so my stomach didn’t get upset! It was all one big experiment and I can’t explain how well it went! I’m not over exaggerating when I say I think these cookies are the best cookie/biscuit I’ve ever made ever in my whole life! A big statement I know and I’m talking healthy or not! They are indescribable, so malty, buttery and caramel like with a crumbly outer shell and a soft inside with gooey dates running through! AKA heaven! They are the perfect afternoon pick me up and they are dunkable too! Yes dunkable!! I ate one straight out the oven and they instantly put a massive grin on my face! The texture and taste is perfect. It’s safe to say I’m pretty chuffed with these cookies and I think you guys will be too!

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INGREDIENTS – MAKES 14

200g ground almonds

100g buckwheat flakes

3 tbsp maca powder

1 tbsp lucuma powder

1/4 tsp salt

6 tbsp or 130g maple syrup

50g coconut oil, melted

5 medjool dates/100g, quartered and chopped

2 tbsp cashew milk – any nut milk will do

METHOD

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4.

Line two baking trays with parchment.

Mix together the ground almonds, flakes, maca, lucuma salt and dates.

Then add all the wet ingredients and mix well.

Roll the mixture into 14 even sized balls, flatten to around 1-2cm thick and place on the baking trays.

Pop the cookies in the oven for 10-14 minutes/until they are golden on top.

Take them out the oven, they should still be soft but will harden when they cool.

Pop them on a wire rack to cool or if you are like me and are way too excited to wait! They are incredible warm with a latte or hot chocolate! Oh and one more thing, they are incredibly comforting and buttery and addictive so be prepared to lose all self control!

Leitchy xx

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