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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Raspberry Buckwheat Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly ground buckwheat flour
    • 1 cup of buckwheat groats= approx 2 cups of freshly ground flour
  • 1 cup raw hazelnut kernels
    • 1 cup kernels = 1 approx 1 1/8 cup coarsely ground hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
    • 1 TB flax seed = approx 1 heaping TB ground flaxmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cold-pressed camelina oil or sunflower oil.
    • Both of these cold-pressed oils are suitable for baking
    • Note: The camelina oil will give your cookies a much earthier/"healthy" taste. Choose your oil depending on taste.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup & 1 TB maple syrup
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla
  • sugar-free raspberry jam (preferably sweetened w/ honey or maple syrup)

Instructions

    1. Grind hazelnuts in food processor. Be careful not to over grind so that it becomes a nut butter. You still want texture
    2. Grind flax seed. For optimum nutritional value (instead of already processed flaxmeal) grind your flax seed in a coffee grinder set aside for this job
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with coconut oil
    4. Mix dry ingredients in mixer
    5. Add the wet ingredients
    6. Form dough into balls with your hands and place onto the cookie sheet
    7. Make an indent or "nest" in each cookie with your thumb
    8. Then drop some jam into each thumbprint
    9. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Timing will depend on the size of your cookies

Nutrition Awareness

This dish offers an array of nutritional value to your diet:

      • Protein source
      • Fibre packed
      • Hazelnuts contains phytopchemicals, including proanthocyanidins, quercetin and kaempherol. These proanthocyanidins belong to a group called the flavonoids. Flavonoids may support brain health, improve circulation and reduce symptoms associated with allergies
      • Hazelnuts contain heart-healthy fats that can protect heart health. Specifically, they are high in healthy polyunsaturated and mononunsaturated fats and low in unhealthier unsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid. Oleic acid can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and can raise levels of good cholesterol, HDL, in the body.
      • Camelina Oil is unique in that it provides the necessary daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids that our body requires while at the same time, has the ability to function as a culinary oil. Olive oil is abundant in mono-unsaturated fat and functions as a culinary oil, but does not have the nutritional advantages that are inherent in Camelina oil. Canola oil lacks the Omega-3 characteristic and is typically not sold in its cold-pressed state. Canola oil is usually stripped of colour and odour and then fortified with stabilizers to allow for high temperature cooking and extended shelf life.

Categorization: Canadian Flavours

Seasonal Rhythm: All Season

Dietary Specifications Taglines:

    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • Refined sugar free

Posted by Wholly Canadian at 2:53 PM

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