For those of you who are doing well with a low carb regime, here are some healthy cookies for you. Less than 10g of carbohydrate per cookie, and 3g of fibre – these cookies are high in fat and sustaining. The high quality ingredients deliver lots of vitamins and minerals, in particular (per 100g):

  • Potassium 518mg (26% of RI)
  • Magnesium 117mg (31%)
  • Zinc 1.8mg (18%)
  • Vitamin E 5.7mg (48%)
  • Vitamin B3 4mg (25%)
  • Biotin 24mcg (49%)

RI = Reference Intake, a government derived minimum daily intake.

Ingredients:

Makes 16 cookies

50 g sultanas, steeped in warm water or green tea
85g butter
50g peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
125g ground almonds
75g dessicated coconut
100g buckwheat flour
¼ tsp rock or Himalayan salt
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg

 

Method:

  1. Pour warm water or green tea over the sultanas and leave them to plump up for 20 minutes or more.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Grease a flat baking tray.
  3. In a small pan, add the butter, peanut butter and honey. Stir and melt the ingredients over a gentle heat. Do not overheat.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients – ground almonds, coconut, buckwheat, salt, ginger and Bicarb – in a large bowl.
  5. Remove the butter mixture from the heat and stir it into the dry ingredients. Mix in the sultanas and beaten egg and stir until the mixture forms a cookie dough.
  6. Take a desert spoonful of the mixture, roll into a ball and flatten into a cookie shape.Place the cookies onto the baking tray.
  7. Bake at 190 degrees for 12 minutes or until a golden brown.

 

Nutritional info:

Per cookie: Protein 4.1g, Carbohydrate 9.8 g of which sugars 5.1 g, fat 13.8 g of which saturates 6.1 g, Fibre 2.9 g, Kcals 187

Per 100g: Protein 11g, Carbohydrate 27.6g of which sugars 14g, fat 37.4g of which saturates 16.4 g, Fibre 7.9 g, Kcals 505

 

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