Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut & Sea Salt Teff Cookies

Teff is a fine grain with a mild, nutty flavour that has an excellent balance of amino acids and is also high in protein, calcium and iron – making it a much healthier, gluten-free alternative to conventional flour! It’s also an excellent source of resistant starch which can benefit blood sugar management, weight control and colon health. Wow! After a little bit of experimenting with Teff flour, I created these healthy cookies – decadent without being too sweet and extra nutty from the added hazelnuts! I hope you enjoy xo

 

 

Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut & Sea Salt Teff Cookies

 

Makes: 10-12 cookies

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Teff flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk (almond, dairy or oat)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate/cacao nibs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the Teff flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk the milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and nut butter until well combined.
  4. Add egg to the wet mixture and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes, until light and bubbly.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate and hazelnuts.
  6. Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

To get your hands on this super flour, head to http://scoopwholefoods.com.au/!

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