Sunday, August 21, 2011

Low Carb Sunflowerseed Cookies

DH went back to eating low carb. He sticks to Paleo meals quite often, but also some regular low carb foods. Since I love to cook, and I want him to succeed in eating LC, I am always looking for new things to make for him. I either come up with my own recipes, or I find Paleo friendly recipes that I modify for him. The recipe I am about to post was adapted from this one: Paleo Mag Online Sunflowerseed Cookies

DH does not like raisins or honey, plus I wanted to reduce the carbs a bit. So I substituted sugar-free chocolate for the raisins, I reduced the honey by half and added 3 packets of Splenda. I added the egg/yolk to replace the honey. I know, not THE healthiest thing to eat, but for an occasional treat I think it's ok. Better than a high carb diet anyway.
what you need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sunflowerseed flour
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 3 packets Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2  bar Russel Stover Sugar Free Dark Chocolate

Beat egg and egg yolk in a bowl. Crush chocolate bar into chunks of desired size. Add all remaining ingredients to eggs. Mix well and drop onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.


Starlene said...

How awesome that your hubby is doing low carb! So... what did he think of the cookies? Were they a hit?

Me said...

He likes the taste but is not totally crazy about the consistency. The first time I made them I did not have coconut flour at home and can't remember what I used instead. I will keep experimenting but he is cutting back on carbs even more so no cookies for now.