It has been a while since I started the eczema. I do have to say it is pretty tough especially when food is so good. I still have to learn to say no! Lately I have been craving sweets. I have a major sweet tooth and thought that it had something to do with Candida yeast. Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn’t say my eczema has improved a lot. I have been more conscious about what I am eating. I am trying to make healthier choices. Recently I searched for a recipe that I could have that was gluten free. Found this awesome chickpea cookie recipe. Be warned that it is a really soft cookie so don’t just throw it into a bag. It will become mush!
Start by soaking chickpeas overnight. This removes some of the phytic acid. Rinse well before cooking. Cook until the chickpeas are soft, and blend in a food processor.
Add vanilla and maple syrup.
I decided to combine cashew butter and almond butter. You probably could make your own, but this time I was lazy.
Add baking powder and chocolate chips (omit the chocolate chips if you don’t want any added sugar) I made a few without chocolate chips.
Use a scoop to portion out the dough. Bake until golden brown. This takes about 15 minutes depending on how big the cookies are.
The cookies will be soft until they cool. They are very tender and moist, almost cake like.
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies (Grain Free/ Gluten Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan) http://www.sandisallergyfreerecipes.net/chocolate-chip-chickpea-cookies-grain-free-gluten-free-refined-sugar-free-dairy-free-egg-free/
1 c. chickpeas (cooked, drained and rinsed)
1/2 c. almond or cashew butter
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla- gluten free
1 tsp. baking powder- gluten free
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. dark dairy free chocolate chips or chunks (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put all the ingredients into a food processor except the chocolate. Pulse until smooth scraping sides when necessary. Add in chocolate and pulse just a couple of times to mix in.
Drop dough by the teaspoon onto parchment paper lined cookie tray.
Bake for 11-13 minutes depending on how chewy you like your cookies. Makes 2 dozen one inch cookies.
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