Alright gang. They’re gonna find a way to get a sweet treat at lunch, right? If they don’t have one, they’ll end up trading for one, or finding a way to get one I assume?! And we want to give them something happy in their lunches after working so hard all morning at school.
Here’s your happy medium These cookies are not only chock full of nourishing coconut goodness, they are delicious! They are not starchy or sugary to send blood sugars up, only to crash before their next class. And yet they will feel like they are getting a fun treat in their lunchbox.
No junk fillers. No preservatives. No HFCS. No processed junk flours.
Just pure ingredients. And they are so yummy
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup butter or coconut oil
1 ½ cup shredded coconut (I buy mine cheapest in bulk at our local health food store – if that isn’t an option THIS is a good brand.)
¼ cup raw honey or pure maple syrup (local if possible!)
1 packet stevia (or about ½ tsp)
6 pastured eggs (if you are egg free use an egg replacer – this is a lot of eggs so using a flax egg or banana is not gonna bind well enough.)
1 TB cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 300 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Roll into balls and flatten with your hands.
- Place flattened disks on the silpat or parchment paper and flatten a little further. These won’t spread out so you want them as thin as you want the cookie to be when they are done.
- Bake at 300 for 15 minutes.
- Play around with different flavorings – ditch the cinnamon and do vanilla or real vanilla bean, or try a fruit extract like cherry, or nut extract like almond. You could even add mini chocolate chips – just watch the ingredients (no soy!).
- Make fun shapes with cookie cutters every once and a while
- These freeze up GREAT. Double and triple batch. Put it in their lunch box frozen and it will be thawed out by lunch time!
- Shape these into rectangles and they dip like biscotti in coffee….ummm YEAH.
- I will post on how to make coconut flour at some point. I don’t make it all the time, but when I do it is definitely cheaper. I have found Amazon.com to be the cheapest to buy the flour – even compared to the local grocery store. It is free shipping and much cheaper – and a little goes a long way.
Do you pack sweet treats in the lunchboxes every day? Do you think they would eat these? Let me know if they end up working out for you! They are a HUGE hit here
This post was shared at Real Food Forager’s Fat Tuesday!