Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Low Carb Recipe: Coconut Flour & Milled Flaxseed Peanut Butter Cookies


I am an ex-diabetic who's always on the lookout for low carb products that I can incorporate in my daily meals. One of my latest finds is Coconut Flour - which ranks very low in the Glycemic Index. It only has 6 grams of effective, slow-release carbohydrates per serving and as you can see these carbs are mostly fiber.


This product is ideal for diabetics, ex-diabetics and for those who are simply conscious about their health and over-all well being. It is gluten-free - and we all know that gluten is highly allergenic. It's also high in fiber, which aids in the absorption of sugar in the blood stream and lowering cholesterol levels. It effectively aids in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes. Lastly, it is loaded with protein - which is very helpful in weight loss.

Here's one of my favorite "Coconut Flour" Recipes: Coconut Flour and Milled Golden Flaxseed Peanut Butter Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, mix sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and peanut butter.
  • Gradually stir in Coconut Flour and mix well.
  • Add optional ingredient (a personal favorite of mine) - Wildroots Milled Golden Flaxseed.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on a baking sheet/pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure the cookies are 2 inches apart. Note: Indentations on the cookie were made using a fork.
  • Bake for about 14 minutes.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Our health is in our hands but we need not deprive ourselves of the things we enjoy eating, just because we have to be conscious of what we should ingest. It's always a matter of doing your homework and looking for healthier substitutes for ingredients that we're used to cooking with.

Disclaimer: I’m no health guru, dietician, what-have-you. I’m just a normal consumer and an “ex-diabetic” who appreciates honest feedback about products that I use on a regular basis or consider buying. That is why I am paying it forward and giving reviews/opinions of my own on products that I have bought and used. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

11 comments:

Kat said...

This sounds fantastic!!!

therecamethiswoman said...

Thank you, Kat!

Mel Cole said...

looks delicious! i love cookies with coconut flavors in them.

Savanah Fahrney-Day said...

This would be great. I bought a TON of flaxseed for a few bread recipes & wanted something else to do with it.

Jenn said...

They sound delicious! I wonder - do they taste like coconut at all?

Alaina Bullock said...

Thank you for the wonderful recipe! These sound and look delicious! I especially like that it is low carb! Adding it to my recipes now!

therecamethiswoman said...

You are very welcome, Alaina!

therecamethiswoman said...

There's a tiny hint of coconut but nothing overprowering, Jenn. =) It's very healthy! =D

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therecamethiswoman said...

Aaah...you're a woman after my own heart! I love coconut-y (I know it's not a word lol) cookies! =)

therecamethiswoman said...

Let me know how your cookies turn out! =)