This post is in conjunction with the January blog a day challenge.
I love dessert. It’s one of my favourite things! I generally try to find something good and
healthy and tasty to satisfy my sweet tooth, and if I can’t, I generally brush my teeth or chew a piece of gum.
Last night I decided to try something new. I attempted to bake cookies. If you know me, I can hardly make pasta without it becoming a a federal case. Now that I’m attempting to go as Paleo as possible, dessert is a bit more challenging. Most Paleo desserts use nuts or nut flours in them, which I can’t have. So I took this recipe and altered it so that it hardly resembled cookies, but ended up somewhat edible.
I used maize flour instead of almond flour, mainly because it looked nicer than the potato flour (which was my other option). I didn’t use coconut flour b/c 1. I didn’t have any, and 2. I’m not sure I can have it, and 3. I really dislike coconut. I couldn’t find maple syrup, so I used golden syrup, and I couldn’t find chocolate chips that actually were made WITH chocolate, so I took half a bar of 85% dark chocolate and chopped it up. (Note how these substitutes aren’t really Paleo at all, but I live in a city where health food is not abundant on every corner, sadly.)
Result: The cookies basically tasted like slightly sweet cornbread with chocolate. It was weird, but ok. I wish I had taken a picture of them last night, but maybe it’s best that there isn’t any photographical evidence of their existence.
I think I might stick to Greek yogurt.