More! Coffee Flour!!

I found another way that I REALLY like coffee flour

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Enter: Coffee Flour Coffee Cake! Available for purchase now in the Yum-bread section! Reminder, that’s not chocolate brown, that’s coffee flour brown. This is not a chocolate bread… but still DELICIOUS!

 

Also… I believe that I promised a coffee flour recipe. So here is the coffee flour morning bar that Nick and I like… but I’m not going to be selling regularly because it’s a little “earthy” (I’ve been told).

Coffee Flour Morning Bar (granola bar esque)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond meal (or you can use oat flour)
  • 1/3 cup coffee flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar (can be made with 3 tablespoons maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 cup nuts (I use various such as walnuts, pecans, macadamia)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • optional 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:

  • Mix the flax seed and water first and set aside for about 10 minutes while you prep the rest.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Whisk together the almond meal, coffee flour, salt, and baking powder first (and cinnamon if using).  Then add in the brown sugar, peanut butter, coffee extract, flax egg (flax/water mixture), oats and coffee. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips last.
  • Spread into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, checking at 25 minutes depending on the oven.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars and store in airtight container for up to one week (or freeze).

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Give them a try and tell me what you think!!!!!!!! Enjoy!

Stay Delicious,

Lauren

 

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The Flour Series

I am going to be starting a series on different types of gluten-free flours, what they are best used for, key nutritional benefits and some of my favorite recipes. Stay tuned! I will come back and link them all here as I post them.  Comment below if I don’t have a flour listed that you are particularly interested in.

POSTS COMING SOON:

Coffee Flour

Buckwheat Flour
Banana Flour

Chickpea Flour

Almond Flour vs Almond Meal

Coconut Flour

Oat Flour

Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour

Rice Flour

Expert Cookie Taster #1

In my quest to make the world’s best gluten free chocolate chip cookie, I decided the place to start was with becoming a gluten free cookie tester. There are definitely worse things in life than being forced to eat cookies for research. So far research has been going well.

I want to occassionally highlight and critique some good options I’ve found for gluten free cookies, and here is my first test cookie.

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Gluten Free Taste Tester #1: Mom’s Munchies

Admittedly I have never tried a hemp cookie before and have nothing to compare it to. Looking at the ingredients, two things stuck out to me: aluminum-free baking soda and the 99% unsweetened dark chocolate. I just recently made the switch to aluminum free baking powder, but still don’t really know the implications of this. I’ll probably blog about it soon. But the chocolate caught my eye because my goal is to start making my own chocolate chips very soon. The convenience of baking chips is undeniable, but getting really “healthy ones” is difficult and expensive. It looks like Mom uses raw organic blue agave, which is neat. And instead of chocolate chips, she created almond sea salt chunks! How unique!

So honestly, I liked these. It’s hard to find a chocolate chip cookie I don’t like (unless you put raisins in it). I didn’t really notice anything different tasting about the chunks though. My biggest thing I like in CCC (let’s use CCC for chocolate chip cookies) is some thickness. These were not thick, maybe due to packaging restrictions? Having never baked with hemp seeds I’m not sure if this causes a limitation as well.

Overall I was happy with the cookie, but it didn’t satisfy my urge for a CCC, because the texture was pretty unique. Thanks, Mom, for the the snack though! These can be found at Soergel Orchard’s gluten free shop (one of my favorite local shops) or of course on Mom’s Muchies website.