Fatty Food! Good or Bad for your heart?

February 15, 2010 at 8:22 am 3 comments

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This recipe uses Organic Coconut Oil.  See the recipe below

This recipe uses Organic Coconut Oil. See the recipe below

This month I talk about heart health and the role of fat in regards to our health.  I also talk about the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s new labelling fiasco which I learned about from www.weightymatters.ca, my new favourite blog to follow!

You can read my February newsletter here!

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And here is the February recipe… Maple Molasses Cookies

These cookies use Coconut Oil.  Learn more about Coconut oil & other fats from my newsletter. When buying Coconut Oil, price is a factor; cheaper coconut oil may have a distinct coconut flavour while better quality oils do not taste coconutty at all.  Molasses has lots of minerals and is especially high in calcium and iron.   So these cookies are delicious and nutritious!

These cookies are fine for a one year old, however if you are concerned about adding sugar to your little one’s diet, wait until at least 18 months.

  • 1/2 C coconut oil (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 C lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 1/3 C unsulphured molasses
  • 1/2 C milk (cow, rice, almond, soy)
  • 1/2 C chopped currants or raisins
  • 1 +1/2 C light spelt flour
  • 1 C whole spelt flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t ea cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger powder (or 1/2 t fresh grated ginger)
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t cloves
  • 1/4 t salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.

Cream together coconut oil and brown sugar until well combined.  Add one egg & blend until combined.  In a measuring cup measure out maples syrup, then add molasses (combining together reduces the stickiness of the molasses).  Pour Maple-molasses mixture into the sugar mix.  Add milk.  Combine at high speed, scraping the sides of the bowl to ensure the wet ingredients are well combined.  Add the chopped currants.  Set aside mixture.  *If you are using fresh ginger, add it to the wet ingredients.

  • Chopping the currants in a mini chopper or coffee grinder softens the currants for better baking.  They may not break up much, but feel them with your fingers to ensure they are soft.  Putting them with the wet ingredients also helps soften the currants.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt. *If you are using ginger powder, add it to the dry ingredients.  Whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the flour is absorbed.  Using a teaspoon, scoop out the dough and place the cookies 1″ apart.  Bake for 8 minutes at 350 deg. F.  The cookies will rise slightly in the middle and the tops will be dry.  Makes approximately 35 small cookies.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anita  |  February 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Looking forward to trying these out! Sounds so good!

  • 2. Anita  |  February 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I made them and they are tasty! Smells like Christmas! I had to add a bit more flour so that my cookies wouldn’t flatten out too much. Maybe 2 Tablespoons. And I didn’t have enough raisins so I chopped up some dried figs that I had. Thanks for the recipe!

    • 3. lkmnut  |  February 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about the flour, I will check the recipe! glad you liked them!


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