Healthier Thin Chocolate Cookies in 5 Easy Steps

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My friend Jasmine came across this incredible little recipe on Eating Bird Food! We both love chocolate cookies but we also love eating healthy and this is now our go to for some indulgence without too much guilt! We also modified it to our liking so it’s not exactly the same as on the Eating Bird Food site.

We think you will love it. It only takes about 15 minutes!

1. In a big bowl, combine 1 cup of almond flour
- Two tablespoons of coco powder
- Two tablespoons of maple syrup
- Two tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- A pinch of sea salt

2. Mix everything together until you have crumbly dough
- Wrap the dough in a piece of parchment paper
- Chill in the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes
- Preheat your over to 180 Celsius/ 350 Degrees
- Once your dough has been chilled, roll it out thin (thickness of your pinky finger) between 2 parchments papers
- Then cut the cookies to the shape you desire (we like circles)
- Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes and then let cool for about 15 minutes before eating

Let us know what you think. We are listening!

In the kitchen - Simple Apple Pie

The I don't feel like measuring anything Apple Pie 

What you need: 
Puff pastry - according to your pie pan
3 or 4 large Granny Smith apples washed and skinned
Some sugar
Some butter

What to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 220C/ 360F
2. Skin/cut 2 apples into little squares and saute them with some sugar and some butter in a saucepan and take off heat when there is no more water moistness and apples have marinated. I usually leave em' about 15 mins in saucepan on medium heat. 
4. Skin and thinly slice one apple and put to the side. 
5. Roll out some puff pastry and mold it into the pie pan and then add your sauteed apples. Sprinkle a little sugar and finally cover the entire top with the thinly sliced apples and place in the oven for 30mins or until crust is golden brown and apple tips are dark brown. 

In the kitchen: Indian Raita

For 2 people:

What you need;
125 grams yogurt (1 pod)
⅓ of cucumber (shredded or diced)
½ tomato (diced)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 ½ tsp chat masala
few coriander sprigs for garnish
few drips of tamarind chutney


1. in a bowl, add cucumber, tomato, salt, pepper, chat masala, and yogurt and mix well.
2. top off with coriander, tomato, cucumber, and chutney

So, have a taste and let me know how you like it!
 

Garlic Coriander Naan

¾ cups warm milk
1 ½ tsp active dry yeast
1 ½ tsp sugar
2 ½ tbsp full fat yogurt
1 ½ tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 ½ cups flour

few coriander sprigs - chopped
3 garlic cloves - minced
butter to glaze - melted

What to do:
-preheat your oven to the lowest heat. While it's heating:

1. combine, milk, yeast, and sugar in a bowl and place to the side for 15mins
2. after 15 mins, add yogurt, salt, and oil to milk mixture
3. add in flour and knead for 10 mins (if you need to add more flour, add a few tbsp at a time until you get a soft consistency. you want to avoid having a a hard dough, so less is more.
4. place your dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it, and into the low heated oven for 20 mins
5. remove from the oven (and immediately turn your oven it its highest heat for the next step).
6. divide into about 6 balls and roll out into a tear shape, place on cookie sheet
7. press in the garlic and coriander to the top of the naan and place into the oven for 1 - 2 mins.

-take out of the oven and glaze with butter and sprinkle with some salt

Enjoy!! And let me know if you give this a try.