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    • Raw Almond "Chocolate Chip" Cookies

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    •  4/23/2012 12:06:54 PM


      Well I thought I would give you another raw recipe today.  As I mentioned before I have been trying to focus on eating more raw foods in my diet. Thank-you ChoosingRaw for inspiring this recipe - this post is dedicated to you (isn't replication the greatest form of flattery :)


      I have also been making a lot of my own Almond milk lately (which is so super easy).  In fact, here's what I do.


      Soak 1 cup of raw almonds with 3 medjool dates, pits removed (I get them at Costco) overnight.

      The next morning, drain off the water and put the almonds/dates into a Vitamix.  Add 3 1/2 cups filtered water. Sometimes I add a packet of stevia and a little vanilla extract.  Turn the Vitamix on high for about 3 minutes.  Pour the milk into a nut milk bag.  Squeeze out all of the yummy fresh milk and refrigerate.  It will last for 3-4 days.

      You will then be left with some leftover pulp, and that is what you will use to make these raw cookies.

      If you do NOT want to make your own almond milk, you can make this recipe with ground up almonds too.

      Raw Almond Cacao Cookies

      1 cup almond milk pulp (OR 1 cup ground almonds)

      1/4 cup raw cacao nibs

      1 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut

      1/3 cup  maple syrup (which isn't raw so you could use raw honey or agave)

      1 pinch salt

      1 tsp good vanilla extract

      Simply blend all  of the ingredients together in a food processor until they form a dough. You can add a little water if the mixture is too thick.




      Line a dehydrator sheet with Teflex (or parchment papaer) and spoon the cookies onto the sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 hours, or until they hold together well but are still a little soft.



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