Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Raw chocolate chip cookies (cashew's)

My sister send this recipe via facebook. I love it so much. It takes no time at all and gives you one more way to eat nuts.

• Ingredients:
Cookie dough:
o 1 3/4 cups ground raw cashews
o 3/4 cup ground raw oats
o 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
o 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
o 1/4 cup coconut oil
Raw chocolate chips:
o 2 Tablespoon coconut oil
o 1/2 cup carob powder
o 1/2 cup cocoa powder
o 4 T agave nectar
o 2 teaspoon vanilla
Dough: Grind up raw cashews and raw oats in a food processor or blender. Place all cookie dough ingredients into a large bowl and mix by hand or with a spoon. OR simply place all ingredients in the processor and blend (why didn’t I do this!? lol). Mix until a dough forms and you can make a large ball. Refrigerate dough while you make the chocolate chips.
Chips: Mix all chocolate chip ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Roll the dough out onto parchment paper and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Optional: Half way through at 15 mins., flip the chocolate sheet over for even freezing.
When chocolate is frozen, cut into chips. This is the fun part! I used a pastry slicer and it was SO fun making the chips.
Mix chips into dough and have fun!
Place in fridge (if you have any left that is) to harden for about 30 mins. They get real hard! Make sure to refrigerate them on parchment paper or they will stick to the plate.
Notes: If you don’t have carob powder you can substitute it for cocoa powder just as easily. Alternatively, you may be able to sub the agave nectar for maple syrup or honey. If you try this and it turns out let me know!


  1. I have more yummy recipes like this and will try to post them soon. I have been so busy and I just currently have an awful breast infection. I am starting to feel slightly better and was able to make my way to our blog.I will post soon.

  2. So sorry about the infection! Those are AWFUL! Hope you get well soon!

    Can I put in a request for everyone? Since we've all read/are reading ETL if you have any good salad dressing recipes that fit the plan, please share. I noticed his had some funky ingredients that I don't think I'll be able to find here, or I don't know what they are.

    And where in the grocery store does one find nutritional yeast, and just what exactly is it? I was supposed to use it in a recipe tonight, but couldn't find it at the store...so it's getting left out.

  3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Nutritional yeast from German natural food storeNutritional yeast, similar to brewer's yeast, is a deactivated yeast, usually Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment.[1] Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses, then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging the yeast. It is commercially available in the form of flakes, or as a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.

    Nutritional yeast flakesIt is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium. Some brands of nutritional yeast, though not all, are fortified with vitamin B12. The vitamin B12 is produced separately from bacteria and then added to the yeast.

    Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of parmesan cheese. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn. It can also be used in mashed and fried potatoes, as well as putting it into scrambled tofu or eggs. Some movie theaters offer it along with salt or cayenne pepper as a popcorn condiment.

    In Australia it is sometimes sold as "savoury yeast flakes." In New Zealand, it has long been known as Brufax. Though "nutritional yeast" usually refers to commercial products, inadequately fed prisoners of war have used "home-grown" yeast to prevent vitamin deficiency.[1] Nutritional yeast is different from yeast extract, which has a very strong flavour and comes in the form of a dark brown paste. Other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are commonly used for making beer, wine, and bread.

  4. Very nice explanation of Nutritional Yeast. I have used it a few times and really like it. I know a lot of nursing mom's like to eat it to fortify their milk with B vitamins. Hmmm.

    Em- I am THRILLED about this little recipe you just gave us all. Am I allowed to have it in the 6 week cleanse? It didn't say much about sweeteners. I know it's not a raw veggie- but it's not a refined sugar- soooo... what do you think? Is this cheating or no? I don't know if I can wait 6 weeks to try it!

    ps- I have salad stuff coming to you soon kate!

    pps- nutritional yeast can ONLY be found at places like Sunflower Market. I have never seen it at ANY normal grocery stores.

  5. I just saw the coconut oil. DANG!

  6. I actually use coaconut milk not the oil. However, the oil is very healthy for you. I will blog about that another time.

    I personally don't think it is cheating. This can count as a nut serving. It is up to you if it is "cheating" or not. I think recipes like this and others I will post help you so you wont go off the deep end because you have varity.

  7. GUYS!!! I have loved reading this post, and the one that Ash did and ALL the comments! It has been very informational. I need to get back into the ETL, we have barely even been eating over in these parts! ha ha! I still haven't finished the book. I read the first half and up to the diet part, and then started the diet and then, well, stopped :p I'll get back into the book, and recipes! Soon!

  8. Corey and I had these last night as a little treat. We give them 2 thumbs up! We made them with coconut milk instead of oil, and for the chips I think it was great, but I think I'd like to try the oil in the cookies... just to see what the alternative taste would be. We really liked it though! It was nice to have something to snack on while watching a movie besides chopped veggies.

    Em... I am anxiously awaiting that cheesecake recipe!

  9. The boys tried these after dinner tonight- it got a huge thumbs up! Thanks again Em!

  10. Do you use all the chips that it makes? We only used about half and saved the rest in the freezer. You're right- making the chips is fun!