Many have asked which nut butters work best for each mix, what variations I suggest, if they can swap nut butter for anything, as well as general baking tips. This page answers all of those questions! Our goal is to provide you with the framework (a baking blend packed with super food ingredients), and allow the baker in you to customize to your liking. After all, like we always say, we are all different, with different taste preferences and health goals, so I encourage you to get creative with our versatile mixes!
MAKE IT YOUR WAYNovember 05, 2020
Sweeter Cookies. Our cookies are not designed to be very sweet; we want to offer a delicious cookie that is also nutritious and keeps the sugar content moderate to low. With that said, your kids, family, friends may want something sweeter! I recommend adding 1-2 tbsp raw honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar to your mix.
Baking Times. This will vary depending on your oven. I suggest starting with 10 minutes for all three mixes. That works best for my oven, and I also like a softer, gooey cookie. If your cookie is too soft, doughy, or falling apart at 10 minutes, add increments of 1 minute to be careful not to over-bake and burn them.
For flatter cookies. Press down with a fork or spatula. Cookies bake true to size without much expansion.
For round cookies. Roll dough into balls and lightly press down until a perfect circle is formed.
SWAP THE NUT BUTTERNovember 05, 2020
Coconut Oil. Want to try something different, don't have nut butter, or not a nut butter fan? Swap out the nut butter for healthy Coconut Oil. This makes for a perfectly shaped, fluffy, decadent cookie, and is great for all three mixes. Use the following amount in each:
Chocolate Chip: In place of nut butter, add 3 tbsp liquid coconut oil. Add only 2 tbsp water. Bake cookies at 350 Degrees for 10-13 minutes. (Yields 12-16 cookies)
Mint Chocolate: In place of nut butter, add 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil. Add 1/4 cup water. Bake cookies at 350 Degrees for 10-13 minutes. (Yields 12-16 cookies)
Oat Ginger: In place of nut or seed butter, add 1/3 cup liquid coconut oil. Add 2 tbsp water. Bake cookies at 350 Degrees for 10-13 minutes. (Yields 12-16 cookies).
BEDTIME TONICNovember 05, 2020
Having a hard time sleeping lately? Do you ever feel that as soon as you're ready to rest, your mind starts racing with thoughts?
I like having a nutmeg spiced tonic after dinner, perfectly paired with calming Chocolate Chip, to help relax and ease my anxious mind. I boil 1/2 mug of non-dairy milk (you can use cow's milk if you are not dairy sensitive) on the stovetop and stir in a pinch of each cinnamon, nutmeg, and a tsp of raw honey (for anti-inflammatory benefits, add a dash of turmeric and black pepper, too).
Nutmeg is calming to the nervous system, and warm milk is a common Ayurvedic practice to aide digestion and promote relaxation. Warm milk is also known to be a carrier of nutrients in Ayurveda, meaning it allows the healing benefits from herbs and spices to penetrate into the muscles and tissues. (Why do you think Golden Mylk has been such a rage recently-guess where it came from!)