Last week at our Zeal dinner we were talking to several cleansers about cleansing with a family or significant others. Inevitability the topic of “vices” came up and we encouraged these cleansers to slowly start to uplevel some of their family member’s favorite foods.
Learning to prepare and bake healthy sweet treats has definitely been one of the keys to our own 80:20 success.
Our 80:20 Plan is centered around the idea that you can live the Conscious Cleanse as a lifestyle – and that includes indulging in pie, cookies, ice cream, and candy from time to time.
Today we have a new, delicious 80:20 cookie recipe that you must try! These Ginger Spice Cookies are chewy and super simple to whip together.
If you’ve never used yacon powder, you can find it in most natural foods stores. Derived from a Central American root, yacon is a superfood that stabilizes blood sugar and is low on the glycemic index. It’s a great pantry staple and can be substituted for most dry sweeteners in baking.
Palm shortening is an incredible source of fat with a luxurious outcome in baking. When choosing palm shortening, look for brands that source from sustainable, ethically harvested palm plantations if possible.
Ready to spice things up in the kitchen? Try these yummy cookies and let your family know that they came from “that cleanse” you were doing! :) Then be sure to leave us a comment below and let us know how you like them.
With 80:20 sweet treat love,
Jo & Jules
Ginger Spice Cookies
Yield: About 15 cookies
- ½ cup palm shortening
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup yacon root powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cup finely ground almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine shortening, maple syrup, yacon, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl combine almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix thoroughly. Scoop 1-inch balls onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes.
Awesome! Do you think I could substitute Coconut Oil for the palm shortening?
Hi Jenn, Great question! You can use coconut oil or coconut shortening. The shortening will make it more fluffy than coconut oil but both will taste great! XO, J&J
What could be used instead of almond flour. We have nut allergies.vthanks
Hi Sylvanna, Great question! Though we haven’t tried it with this recipe, we like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2Gevf4C. It should work well for this recipe. XO, J&J
These sound delicious! We have a nut allergy in my family…do you think we could use chickpea flour, or coconut flour instead?
Hi Jennifer, You can definitely use those, though they may need other ingredients to help with the right consistency. We haven’t tried it with this recipe, but we like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2Gevf4C. It should work well for this recipe. If you try it, let us know what you think. XO, J&J
Is yaco root powder used as substitute for sugar ?
Hi Silik, Yacon root is used as a sugar substitute. The low glycemic load makes it a great alternative. XO, J&J
What would you suggest in replacement of the Yacon root? I have everything else on hand already.
Hi Tracy, lucuma powder would be a perfect 1:1 substitute for yacon if you have access to it. If not, coconut sugar will work well in a pinch (but it will increase the sugar in this recipe). If you have further questions about substitutions for this recipe, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. XO, The Conscious Cleanse Team