I absolutely LOVE to bake......okay yes it's an obsession of mine. :). I have been baking since I was 11 years old in my Mama's kitchen. She taught me what temperature the water should be for making bread and I went to town baking! :)
I would bake bread and sell on the side of our highway.......but my Uncles always got wind I was doing that and bought me out before anyway could stop. Sure made that little girl happy!!!
Always a skinny little girl I was...but as life happened and children came along the pounds came along too and the baking didn't stop. Last year I put a minor hold on my baking and lost 40 lbs. I still made a few things but I really tried to not partake.
Recently I concluded that there is no need to stop baking......but to start baking foods that are full of goodness and healthy for my family...and Me! :)
So the search has begun you will find more baked goods on my blog that are a little bit easier on the waistline and I hope you enjoy them.
And because no one can do without chocolate chip cookies, here ya go:
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
my version below is a bit different from the original
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (room temperature, solid state) ( I did not use quite 1/2 a cup, just a little under)
- 1/2 cup honey (I did a little under 1/2 cup of honey as well)
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup grated, unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (not salted)
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flower
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
I then rolled these into little balls, I took about 1 Tablespoon of dough and rolled them up. Baked them at 375 for about 9 minutes, no more. These stay formed, they are simply delicious, I renamed them granola balls! :) The kids LOVED them too!!!
This is a great deal on sunflower seeds, I bought mine from Dillons and certainly over paid!!!