Don’t Poison Santa! {Make This Healthy Sugar Cookie Recipe Instead}

I posted this photo below on facebook the other day and it caused quite a stir!

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Don’t poison santa (and yourself) with these cookie brands with terrible ingredients… whether you choose Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Nestle or store brands like Great Value – you can almost be guaranteed they have GMOs linked to infertility, allergies, and cancer, trans fats that cause 8,000 deaths per year and 20,000 heart attacks, aluminum linked to Alzheimer’s disease, and/or very controversial artificial ingredients made from petroleum that are contaminated with carcinogens.

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Does Your Cookie Need All That Sugar?

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I’ve made these cookies three times in the past 3 weeks. They are chewy, crispy, ridiculously delicious and SWEET. The best part, they have hardly any added sugar. I used only a 1/4 cup of organic coconut palm sugar because the almond flour I also used has a natural hint of sweetness. Did you know the famous Nestle Toll House cookie recipe has 1 and 1/2 cups of added sugar plus the sugar contained in 2 cups of chocolate chips?! That is close to 600 grams of added sugar per recipe, which is crazy! I still can’t believe I used to use make those cookies back in the day. Talk about a sugar hangover.
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Insanely Delicious Organic Giveaway – JEM Speciality Nut Butters

Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Andria M., Brandi B., and Elizabeth K. for winning the JEM Nut Butter giveaway! Ladies – check your email for details.

If you didn’t win – You can buy these fabulous nut butters on Amazon here:

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I’ve got an insanely delicious giveaway today. And no, it’s not these cupcakes, but it’s close!

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I first found out about JEM speciality nut butters when I visited NYC recently. Because I read ingredients on EVERYTHING…I immediately looked at the back of the jar and saw my favorite superfoods and spices all mixed together with sprouted nuts! It was like a dream come true.
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Decadent Pound Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Before the week ends and you go off hopping with the bunnies and hunting for eggs, I gotta share what I made this week for my Dad’s birthday…

It’s been a while since I had pound cake – you know the kind that’s so heavy that it literally feels like it weighs a couple of pounds per slice, the kind you get at the most fabulous weddings, and the old fashioned kind your grandmother used to make… So I decided to do the google and search for a good recipe to use. All the ones I found used lots of white flour, eggs, and white toxic sugar in extraordinary amounts, like 10 eggs and 3 and half cups of sugar in one recipe. You know I wasn’t having any of that. Through some modifications and some experimentation, I did it…I made a pound cake with no white flour, no eggs and no toxic white sugar. Yep, that’s right. And it tasted damn good too. So damn good that I wish I had a piece right now! But it’s all gone into the bellies of my lovely family. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as they did…

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Food Babe’s Pound Cake with Chocolate Icing
 
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Serves: 8 – 12

Ingredients
  • For Cake:
  • 3 tbsp of ground flaxseed + 9 tbsp of warm water
  • 2 and ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 and ⅓ cup of coconut oil or butter
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • For Frosting:
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar (I normally don’t use powerded sugar in my baking so I made my own powdered sugar by grinding coconut palm sugar in my coffee grinder and adding 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder, it still dissolves nicely in the icing without lumps)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease a loaf pan
  2. Combine flaxseed and water, mix well in a large bowl, and set aside for 5 mins
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl
  4. In the bowl with flaxseed, add sugar, other wet ingredients and mix well
  5. Slowly incorporate flour mixture (about a half a cup at a time) into liquid mixture
  6. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan
  7. Bake for 60 mins, it will be done when a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and let cool at least 45 minutes (this is important)
  9. While cake is cooling, melt chocolate and coconut oil on top of the stove using a double boiler
  10. Once chocolate has melted, remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Whisk mixture well, adding a few tablespoons of water at a time to thin out the icing to desired consistency
  11. Recipe makes a generous amount of icing, enjoy it all and don’t forget to lick the bowl clean!

Notes
***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***

 

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To decorate the cake, I used dried pineapple rings. I took a sharp knife and cut out pieces to spell “DAD”…Later we topped the cake with candles… This is a nice alternative to using artificial colors to decorate your cake and a quicker more interesting way to say something on your cake without having to make additional icing.

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Have a Great Weekend and Happy Easter!

Food Babe