I like to waste time surfing the Interwebs looking at different cooking & foodblogs. There are so many great blogs out there right now. You can find everything from the professional such as the always great Food52, the strictly vegetarian such as 101cookbooks, the beautiful 7Spoons and pretty much any style of cooking from non professional chefs and bloggers such as myself. Recently I was perusing a new blog that features only vegan and raw cooking. I am not a vegan or even a vegetarian but I eat a lot of vegetables and find those ways of cooking and eating very interesting. So I was perusing this blog called ChoosingRaw and I came across a recipe for raw vegan cookies that looked good.
I thought these cookies would be an excellent snack to bring on the plane with me for my upcoming long flight to the other coast. The cookies contain nuts, seeds and dried fruit which is a great combo to stabilize blood sugar and to stave off hunger pains and cravings. So I whipped up a batch. I did not have hemp sees which the recipe called for so I just skipped that part. These cookies were absolutely delicious! They were so easy to make and you could make many alterations or substitutions to the recipe. You could use for example, cashews or walnuts instead of almonds, maple syrup in place of the agave and any kind of dried fruit or even pieces of chocolate or peanut butter chips.
Here is the recipe exactly as Gena wrote it on her blog:
Almond Hempseed Cookies with Sour Cherries
Makes about 20 cookies
2 cups raw almonds
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup hempseeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp agave syrup
1/3 cup sour cherries (dried)
1. Grind almonds in a food processor till they’re a fine meal. Add raisins, agave, and vanilla, and process till the mixture is even and sticking together. Pulse in the hempseeds and sour cherries.
2. Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. Flatten into a cookie shape with your hand, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. And you’re done!
As I said before really easy & super delicious. I had one for breakfast this morning with some Greek yogurt & honey and I was so happy!