For the little hole – Oatmeal cookies with cashews and dark chocolate
Pour le petit creux – Biscuits à l’avoine, noix de cajou et chocolat noir
This translation from French into English does not work. When we say “j’ai un petit creux” that translates literally into “I have a little hole“, but it means “I have a hole in my stomach“, so that “I am a little hungry“. It sounds really strange in English, you are just wondering where that hole is…but that’s all I could find since I am not proficient in English expressions, so we’ll leave it at the hole we have in our stomach!
I am not a huge cookie fan, and I rarely eat cookies, so I don’t keep anything sweet at home, no cakes, cookies or such things. I would gladly chose a bag of chips which is my “péché mignon” over a slice of cake or a cookie, but once in a couple of months, I do feel like a little sweet thing which is not fruit, then I make those.
They are very tasty and healthy and they can be eaten in the morning since they do have a good quantity of oats and nuts. They’re the soft kind and quite satisfying when you feel like a little treat.
I used whole wheat einkorn flour and dark chocolate but of course, you can make your own substitution according to your tastes.
Ingredients for 10-12 (depending on the size)
- 1/2 cup light agave nectar (or any sweetener of your choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla paste
- 1 small container of apple sauce (about 3 tbs)
- 1/4 coconut flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat einkorn flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbs chopped cashews
- 4 tbs chunks of dark chocolate for baking
- 1 cup + oat flakes
In a container, mix agave nectar, vanilla and apple sauce. Mix well. Then add the flours, the baking powder, the nuts, the oats and the chocolate. Mix with tip of the fingers to obtain a homogeneous mixture but do not over mix.
Pre heat oven at 360F. Using a cookie tray, make cookies dividing the dough into small amounts, the equivalent of 1.5 tbs of dough on tray. Sprinkle the top with extra oats.
Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
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