In Episode 41, we bring you some delicious ‘clean’ Thermomix cookie recipes to help you satisfy your cookie cravings without indulging too much. ‘Clean eating’ means different things to different people. In this episode you will find options for all styles of eating. All the cookies are vegan (e.g. no eggs / dairy / animal fats) and refined sugar free. Some are nut free, some are gluten free and some are fructose free. They are also all really easy to make, so give them a go!
Here are the recipes we chose this week:
Recipe 1 – ‘Clean' Chewy Choc Cookies (The 4 Blades)
No: gluten / dairy / soy / fructose / eggs
These were Bec’s favourite! Chewy and not really sweet at all, but absolutely filled that ‘something chocolatey’ urge. Joe liked these ones too!
Recipe 2 – Very Quick, Very Easy, Grain, Nut, Dairy and Refined Sugar free Biscuits (How’s that for a title?!) (from Kids, Recipes and Organised Chaos)
No: gluten / dairy / soy / eggs / nuts
Contains: seeds / fructose
These delightful little morsels are crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. We really like sesame seeds so these are perfect for us… but if you don’t love seeds, these probably aren’t for you.
– Soak 5 pitted medjool dates in 2Tbsp of boiling water
– 50g pepitas Speed 7 / 10 seconds
– Add 50g desiccated coconut, 65g sesame seeds, 30g coconut oil + the soaked dates.
– 2x 1 second Turbo blasts, push down sides, repeat 2 more times (until well combined)
– Cook 12-15 minutes on 160 degrees.
Recipe 3 – Banana + Oatmeal Cookies (from The Healthy Chef)
No: dairy / soy / eggs / nuts
Contains: oats / fructose
Note: there is a gluten free option using nuts instead
These are a much more substantial cookie… we feel we’d go so far as to call it a biscuit instead 🙂 These are a great after school or lunchbox option with a good balance of fat / fibre / carbohydrate to keep kids going until dinner time.
– We used frozen bananas, which we ‘smashed’ on Speed 7 until they were mush.
– 1/4 cup of coconut oil = 40g
– We combined on Reverse+Speed5-6 / 10 seconds
– We baked in a 160 degree gas oven (not fan forced) for 20 minutes.
Recipe 4 – 2 Ingredient ‘Cookies’ (from The Road to Loving My Thermomix)
No: dairy / soy / eggs / nuts / sugar
These are halfway between a cookie and a pancake, and we think we should have featured them on our Quick Breakfast Ideas podcast! Joe LOVED these… in fact, we only made 5 (due to a lack of ingredients and an abundance of cookies) and the next time Bec looked they were GONE. A great option to have in the fridge for breakfast on the run.
Notes: We used 45g oats and 100g frozen banana. The mixture was very wet. We baked in a 160deg gas oven (not fan forced) for 15 minutes, flipped them and kept cooking until they were the colour / consistency that we wanted.
Here are some cool tips from this podcast…
– Don’t let your bananas go to waste! If they aren’t good enough to eat on their own anymore, just peel them and freeze them for cooking.
– From a consistency perspective, you can interchange honey and rice malt syrup. Rice malt syrup doesn’t have the fructose that honey does and can be easier on the blood sugar levels. On the other side of that, you may prefer pure unprocessed honey.
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