Kim’s Guilt Free Cookies

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Yup that’s right! Guilt free. (As long as you don’t eat the whole plate).

I purchased coconut sugar last night (I had no idea it existed). And because baking has been an obsession since I was a little girl I had to get to baking right away. I made this recipe up as I went and luckily I got it first try. I’d love to hear about any of your variations of this recipe :).

These cookies are soft and cake like. Hope you love them as much as I do.

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup coconut sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk of choice
2 cups oats
1/3 cup ground flax seed
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp pink salt
1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
1 cup nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350.
Put milk and oats in a bowl, stir and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Beat butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add two eggs and beat well.
Add oat mixture and mix well.
Add ground flax, flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
Add nuts and dried fruit and stir until mixed.
Drop by heaping tablespoon on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Allow to cool and enjoy.
Makes 36 cookies

D’s No Bake Energy Balls

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Okay so another friend of mine is an amazing cook and is always sending awesome treats our way! Supporting my clean eating, he shared this sweet treat and I think these are mouth watering! Of course any of you who have ventured to the baking section on my blog will see I love to bake and I love making cake pops for my kiddos and their friends. So I took D’s recipe and added a little twist. Both recipes are attached 🙂

Ingredients
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Roll into 26 1 inch balls and refrigerate.

To make cake pops
Use 1/4 cup dark chocolate chopped finely (instead of 1/2 cup). Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate. Dip top of stick in chocolate and insert into the balls about 1/2 way. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then dip the ball quickly into melted chocolAte and let the chocolate drop off. (I usually tap the bottom of the stick with the back of a spoon to get as much chocolate off as possible. Place in fridge to harden. Add a drop of melted chocolate to the top if you wish and add a nut or dried fruit. This would make a fun and impressive clean dessert for friends and family. Enjoy. Id love to see your creative ideas.
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