I am practicing with new recipes. I saw a gluten free, egg free recipe that was still too high in carbs. So I made some modifications and put it through a recipe analyzer. This batch makes 14 cookies.
Pumpkin, Oatmeal-raisin cookies
8 Tbsp coconut flour
1 cup oats
½ cup raisins
8 oz spiced pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 drops liquid stevia (vanilla flavor)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp chocolate crumbles
Normally you start mixing the liquids then add the dry. OOOoops. I dropped the pumpkin, on top of the oatmeal and coconut flour and started mixing it together.
Pumpkin, Oatmeal and coconut flour
I added the egg and other small quantity ingredients into the mix before I mixed some more.
Egg, cinnamon, liquid stevia and vanilla
The perk about making my own chocolate was that I have ground chocolate in my cupboard. I added about a tablespoon into the mix before finishing mixing the blend.
Everything is better with chocolate
I turned the oven on at 375 degrees and baked them for 20-25 minutes. They stayed in the "round' shape from my cookie dough scoop (no butter or shortening to make them drop). The taste was pretty good but they are still a higher carb value than what I prefer.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)