This whole "no sugar, no flour" thing has been aggravating sometimes. The only sweet thing I eat, usually, is some berries with plain yogurt. "Whoa, there. Calm down! Don't get crazy now!" you say.
Yeah, I know. I was about to lose my ever-lovin' mind. Then, about a week ago, a friend shows me this recipe. Not sure who is the real author of this treat, but I am happy to pass it along for those of you struggling with gut or sugar issues.
The sweeteners here are stevia and xylitol. Stevia you have probably heard of as it has been made popular in the last couple of years. It is actually a plant, and the extract can be made into a liquid or a powder. It is 100 times stronger than sugar, so it takes very little to sweeten, say, a glass of iced tea. Not only that, it has absolutely NO affect on your blood sugar.
Xylitol, too, is a natural sugar found in many different foods, but in such little amounts that it cannot be harvested naturally from those foods. Instead, it is made from birch tree bark. The only side effects that may result from its use are diarrhea and gas. But I imagine you have to eat quite a bit, because I didn't experience any gut problems.
Anywho, once you've assembled all your ingredients, this recipe takes no time at all to make! And they are soft, chewy, chocolaty deliciousness! Enjoy this one, folks!
CHEWY CHOCOLATE I'M-ON-A-DIET COOKIES
2 large eggs
1 cup raw unsalted creamy almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
12 drops liquid stevia
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon buckwheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup shredded dried (unsweetened) coconut, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat eggs in an electric mixer in a medium bowl. Add the rest of the wet ingredients. Do not mix until you have added the sifted dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Then combine with wet ingredients and blend with electric mixer until well mixed. Use a small scoop (I used a 2-teaspoon spoon) and drop dough onto paper.
Bake for 10-14 minutes, and allow to cool. Best served hot out of the oven or cold out of the fridge!