Juice pulp (I used carrot and spinach)
Maple syrup (agave, date syrup or honey works here too)
Flax seed meal
Raw nuts of your choice (I used slivered almonds)
Dried fruit of your choice (I used figs)
YourSuperFood Muscle Powder Blend (optional)
Non-dairy milk of your choice (unsweetened- I used almond milk)
You guys are going to kill me. I know you're used to me not measuring, but when it comes to baking you're meant to be pretty precise, right? Well, what can I say- I'm an intuitive cook! These are estimated values. Do your best to tap into your intuitive self in the kitchen to feel what you need more or less of.
These estimated measurements made just over two dozen cookies.
Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
1. Blend overripe banana until it resembles a banana smoothie. I used 5 small-ish bananas here, which made a little over 1 C.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine about 4 heaping C of juice pulp with blended banana mixture. Add about 3/4 C of flax seed meal, and about 1 1/2 C of almond flour. Stir in about 1/4 C of coconut oil, and 1 1/2 C of non-dairy milk.
3. Stir mixture as is to see consistency. If you need more moisture, add coconut oil and milk to your liking. If it's not sticking together, add more flax seed meal.
4. Once it's pretty sticky, add in YourSuperFoods Muscle Power blend. I used about 3/4 C, but you can use to your liking, or not at all. Stir, and notice if the mixture gets too dry. Add coconut oil or milk as needed.
5. Now it's time to sweeten! Add cacao nibs to your liking (I used about 1 1/2 C), and maple syrup (I used about 1/4 C). The more syrup you use, the sweeter it will be. I'd start with less, and then taste test along the way. These ingredients are all safe to eat raw.
6. Add some texture with chopped raw nuts, chia seeds, and dried fruit of your choice. You can quantify these to your liking. I used slivered almonds, black chia seeds, and diced dried figs.
7. Lastly, spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. Add a bit of salt at the end.
8. Stir and taste test here. If you want it sweeter, add more maple syrup or blended banana. If it's lost it's stickiness, then add more coconut oil, milk and/or flax seed meal.
9. Put parchment paper on baking sheet, and make medium-sized cookies with hands. I needed three baking trays to fit all of mine.
10. Once oven is preheated, put cookies in for 30 - 35 minutes. I'd check on them after about 25 minutes, and possibly flip them to make sure they cook all the way through. This really depends on the size that you make. I made one batch small, and another one large- so they needed about 20 extra minutes in the oven.
11. Bake to the crunch of your liking. I made mine a little brown, but you can keep them a bit more raw if that's your thing.
12. Cool and enjoy!
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