Superfood Siobhan

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Vegan Caramel Coconut Cashew Cookies

By Thursday, October 03, 2013 , , , , , , ,

A simple 6 ingredient cookie that takes about 20 minutes to make and isn't based around oats, dates or mashed banana? Perfect! These cookies are gluten free, vegan and sugar free, and yet they're moist, sweet and packed full of flavour. They make perfect snacks for college and treats for kids or you can just bake them and eat them on the weekend. The superfood lucuma and mesquite powders give them a malty, caramel like taste and pack these cookies with extra zinc, iron and protein.

Makes 9 cookies

You will need:
1 1/2 cups raw cashew nuts
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp mesquite powder
Optional 1/2 tbsp maca powder

Around 2 tbsp desiccated coconut to roll in afterwards.

Preheat your oven to 170C and put the cashews in a food processor until they form a crumbly meal. Transfer into a bowl and add the water, coconut oil, mesquite and lucuma powders, mixing until well combined. Separate the mixture into 9 even balls and flatten, then roll in coconut until evenly coated. Place on a baking tray and bake for around 15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool and devour!

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  1. what can replace the maca and mesquite powder?

    1. If you don't want them to taste of caramel, you can just leave them out and have them plain

  2. Can you use lacuma instead of mesquite? :)

  3. I have mesquite powder but no maca, with what can you swap it with, coconut sugar?

  4. Hi Siobhan, my food processor broke halfway through making cashew butter (my world is ending) and I'm left with a sort of pulp that's too thick to be cashew butter but also a bit too oily to be considered a 'flour'. Could it be used for this? ( And as it's already ground, how much would I need? thank you so much :)

    1. I think that would work okay in this recipe, actually! Probably around 1 cup of the ground pulp?

  5. Yay, Gonna give it a shot this evening -I'll report back :) thank you!