Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Sprouted Drop Cookies

Gluten-free tastes delicious with this recipe. You do not have to be a raw-foodie or even a vegetarian to enjoy these drop cookies.
(If you’re not gluten-free, check out my other cookie recipe.) This delicious and decadent cookie dough is not for baking. It works best straight from the bowl or rolled into balls and generously coated with powdered sugar, carob powder, groundnuts, or crushed cereal. Do not let this cookie dough fool you; it is high in protein and low in sugar, especially if the sugar is replaced with stevia. This recipe may work with other protein powders; but this nearly tasteless, raw sprouted protein powder has the consistency of pastry flour and does not clump up when mixed with other ingredients.

Although delicious, limit serving sizes to just 4 tablespoon-size cookie dough balls because these are a high calorie, high fat food. Do not let that scare you though—they are highly nutritious and work excellently as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. The coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid and has been reported to boost metabolism, energy, and cardiovascular health. Pair these delicious gluten free raw cookie dough balls with rice or almond milk for a real treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup garden of life vegan raw sprouted protein powder
  • ½ cup raw cashew butter, raw almond butter, or coconut butter
  • ½ cup raw sesame butter*
  • ¼ cup softened coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ up raw cocoa or carob powder (optional)
  • ½ cup raw dehydrated cane juice sugar
  • Warm filtered water
  • Coating of your choice (see below)

How to make the cookies
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl using a whisk until well incorporated.
2. Add nut butters and mix by hand or on low power
3. While mixing, add warm water a few drops at a time until it forms a creamy consistency but still clumps together easily
4. Use a melon baller or a teaspoon and measure out the dough, rolling each spoonful into a ball and coating it generously with your choice of coating below.

To make the cookies, roll the cookie dough it into balls and then roll the balls in coating. Options can include: spice mixtures, powdered cocoa, powdered sugar, dehydrated raw cane juice, finely chopped nuts, finely chopped cocoa nibs, ground candied dates, flaked dry baby cereal, or crunched up cereal.

*Omit and add an entire cup of the cashew, almond, or coconut butter if you have thyroid problems

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