These hearty energy cookies are packed with nuts, coconut, raisins and just a little bit of chocolate. Made with spelt flo...
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Before anyone asks about substitutions, I thought I would jump in and say this....feel free to experiment with these cookies. This recipe is one that I made up some time ago and I have been happy with the results, but if you want to leave something out or substitute something else for another ingredient, feel free to. Would another oil work instead of coconut oil? I am sure it would. Have I tried it? No, I have not. These are how I have always made them. I used to only make them with non-dairy butter and the stevia, but recently I tried them with butter and brown sugar and I was totally happy with the results as well.
In this recipe, I suggest a few alternatives for those looking to make these vegan. Cheers!
I am surprised that you cannot find spelt flour as it is becoming more and more common, even in local grocery chain store. In fact, I just bought a big bag of spelt flour at Costco. Most, if not all, health food stores and places like Whole Foods will carry spelt flour. As for another suitable substitution, I would suggest that you could use another grain flour such as kamut; however, if you cannot find spelt flour then I am sure that this would be equally as hard for you to find.
As for other flours, as I mentioned in the comment above, I am sure you can make substitutions; however, I have not tried any other flour myself. You could try using regular flour but the texture might be different. Again, I am not sure as I have not tried it myself. Cheers!
Thanks for developing a take on the power cookie-I've tried to figure it out once too but didn't put a lot of effort into it.
Is there any way that you know of to obtain a nutritional analysis on this and any other recipes?
Congrats on the training and have a great race!
We do not really focus on calories or nutritional information as we focus on the skills and techniques behind cooking and recipes. Although we have many instructional recipes we are not a recipe site.
There are many sites and books out there where you can obtain nutritional information. The only trouble I find with many of them is that they are often quite vague or more like estimates rather than exact counts.
I tend to just look at ingredients of what I am making to determine how "healthy" it is. For example, these cookies have quite a few nuts and seeds in them, so I know they will be higher in fat, yet I also know that it would be a good fat. I also know that before I eat these cookies I am try to go for a run first so I don't really worry about the extra calories :-)
I did do an online search for you and found this site which gives the nutritional count of the Whole Foods Power cookies, which is similar but I am not sure how similar. Hope this helps. Cheers!
Over the past 5 years I have been learning more and more about what I would call the 'natural health' foods. I have yet to see a cooking show about this topic! :::hint hint::: I love to see your recipe here, using spelt and coconut oil etc.... I have been milling my own grain for a while, and I am always happy to see a new recipe that can be used with the more unusual grains...I pretty much only make sourdough with spelt, so It's nice to have another option! Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see more recipes like this in mainstream media...
Faye, if you're interested in the nutritional information on any foods you can get a pretty accurate analysis done by using Wolfram Alpha's computational knowledge engine.
Here is a link to some examples of what it can do regarding food and nutrition (it also does a heck of a lot more!).
So you might be able to get an analysis of these cookies if you typed "1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup coconut oil + (continue listing ingredients...)"
Note that this should work if you use any units, grams, milliliters, etc.. Wolfram alpha is adept at unit conversion.
N.B.: I'm not affiliated with Wolfram Alpha in anyway.
Here's another one that you might find helpful. http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
Check it out. Make sure to set the number or servings as well. You'll actually have to cut and paste the ingredients from each step but works quite well.
These cookies are a yummy treat even if you aren't signed up for the Full 21 :)
I made a big batch, shaped them and put them in the freezer. I bake a few off whenever I need an extra boost with my afternoon coffee.
Good luck at the race on Sunday Dawn & Joe!
Where i live, we have Carob molasses, raisin molasses and date palm molasses....is anyone of these good for the recipe or i have to found the sugar cane molasses ? I think the taste of the cookies will definitely change because each one of them has its own strong flavor.
The type of molasses I used is sugar cane molasses. I have not tried any other kinds. I would suggest that you use the one that you like the best flavor-wise. Alternatively, you could try using black treacle (which is quite similar to molasses), dark corn syrup, maple syrup, honey or you could try using more brown sugar (approx. 3/4 of the volume).
As I did with these cookies, I experimented to see what worked and what I preferred. Hope this helps. Cheers!
Thank you Dawn for your reply , of course it helps :)
I think i am gonna use honey or maple syrup instead , it will be a good substitute. The other types of molasses have a very strong and totally different flavor. But I will give them a try some day and let you know the difference.
Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try it very soon.
I learned about this site about a year ago. You can enter your recipe amounts and ingredients and it will figure out the nutritional info for it. Kind of a cool site to bookmark. I was wondering about the nutritional data for Rouxbe recipes too, but understand that the focus of this school is cooking and the techniques behind it.
Thank you for a great experience!