Sunday, September 27, 2015


These cookies are lower GI then your traditional cookie recipe. By using coconut sugar, wholemeal spelt flour and oatmeal you maintain more of the whole food, increasing the fiber content which aids in blood sugar control, unlike using processed white foods which are quickly converted into sugar and absorbed much faster into the body, increasing blood sugar. 

200g (1 cup) butter
1 cup coconut sugar 
1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp lucuma powder (optional)
2 tbsp flaxseed/lineseed (ground)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp bi carb soda (baking soda)
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips 


Preheat oven to 375F/180C
Cream the butter and sugar, than beat in eggs and vanilla. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.  

Place small spoonful size cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, this makes for an easy clean up. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly before devouring these cookies.


Coconut sugar is a naturally low glycemic index food (GI35) and contains protein, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc and iron.

Wholemeal Spelt flour contains more fiber and less gluten than wholemeal (whole wheat) flour and is more tolerated in people who have gluten intolerance. Spelt is a good source of iron, potassium, zinc and B vitamins.
Oatmeal is another good source of fiber and aids in the control of blood sugar levels. Oats contain beta-glucan in the insoluble fiber. As beta-glucan is digested it forms a gel and causes the contents of the stomach and small intestines to become thick and sticky, in turn slowing carbohydrate digestion in the small intestines and absorption of sugars into the blood stream.

Raw Cacao is chocolate before its been processed. Unprocessed it is jam packed with antioxidants, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and protein. This is a superfood that I add to all of my yummy treats, because I love chocolate!

Lucuma Powder is made from the Peruvian lucuma fruit and is a low glycemic sweetener that has a maple like taste. The powder contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. I sometimes use this powder in replace of vanilla. 

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