Today I ventured to the adorable town of Linz am Rhein.
Not because of the timber framed houses…
or the picturesque German square…
or even the beckoning barrel wine cellar.
My trip to Linz was to see a friend.
A very pregnant friend.
A friend who should have had her baby 6 days ago.
That’s right, my colleague, who we threw a baby shower for, still hasn’t had her baby.
Now, since I never travel empty-handed a love any cooking challenge, I used this opportunity to help my friend out.
You see, she was expecting to be able to eat sweets by now, free from gestational diabetes.
Once the baby comes, she can go back to her normal eating habits, but since the baby isn’t here, no sugars, no fruits, no potatoes, no fun.
Until today that is!
After seeing Angela’s Raw Energy Cookie Bites, I knew I had to try it.
After a few substitutions to bring down the sugar levels even more, I was left with a moist, nutritious, sweet cookie. One that my friend even enjoyed.
Raw Fruit, Nut and Seed Cookies
– 1/4 cup almonds
– 9 prunes, pitted
– 5 apricots, pitted
– 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds
– 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
– 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
– 1 Tbsp chia seeds
– 2 pinches of sea salt
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Put the almonds and prunes into a food processor and turn it on until the mixture is finely chopped and sticky.
- Toss in the apricots and pulse a few times to chop them up.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands.
- Press the mixture into a tablespoon measuring spoon. Press until the “cookie” is firm, pop out and repeat to create 10-11 cookies.
Nutritional Information per Cookie: 71 Calories, 4g Fat, 20 mg Sodium, 9g Carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 2 g protein.
Thanks, Angela. You made one pregnant lady very happy today!