rainy day cookies

rainy days make for the perfect excuse to bake cookies. it seems i’ll take any excuse to bake cookies lately…
rainy day cookies
-vegan -gf
1 cup buckwheat flour (ground from raw buckwheat groats)
1/4 cups millet flour (ground from millet) —->or chickpea, or quinoa, or flour of choice
1/2 cups oats
1Tbsp coconut flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 sweet potato (roasted whole in oven until soft and caramelized)
3/4 cup lite coconut milk (from can)
1tsp vanilla
2Tbsp sun butter
2Tbsp coconut nectar
1/2 cup + 1Tbsp vegan chocolate chips
mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. set aside.
put peeled, roasted sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla in vitamix or blender and blend. pour into bowl and stir in sun butter and coconut nectar. fold in chocolate chips. form little circle cookie shapes with wet hands and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. bake in 350F preheated oven for 10-12 min. keep an eye on them because you don’t want em to cook too long and dry out. let cool before devouring them. or don’t and burn your mouth on the melty chocolate chips. completely worth it.
sun butter. i started this obsession while i was in juarez for spring break a few years back. not your typical spring break destination. and not your typical spring break. i actually went on a “border awareness” trip with a friend of mine’s church group. there was no pushing of the religion or preachy sermons that were to take place so i was game. it was really eye opening and heartbreaking to see what so many people looking for a better life go through to try to cross the border. i met some amazing people who shared some amazing stories. i also learned what it was like to live on 1$ a day. for all your food. it reminds me what a luxury food is and how lucky I am to be able to experiment with new recipes like this.
while in juarez, a staple of mine became this thing i had never heard of, sun butter. in mexico it was cheap, tasty and filling. winning.
omg. sun butter, where have you been all of my life?? it is this creamy deliciousness that makes your tummy smile. i try to add it to everything. and if it doesn’t fit with the recipe, i’m totally fine with eating it by the spoonful 🙂
thank goodness they offer 5lb tubs of it!

rain, rain please don’t go away because i have some rainy day cookies on their way.

About herenowithlove

Hi :) So happy to meet you, I'm Lou. This is a random assortment of things I enjoy, pictures I take and food I make.
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