I have to be honest, I did not set out to make mini cookies, but really had a craving for some old school cereal...Cookie Crisp. I would never eat cookie crisp again knowing what sort of chemicals are in there so, enter my motto, "crave it, create it." These are not as small as cookie crisp cereal but I imagine If I used smaller portions to make the cookies it would be a bit closer to the overall look of a cookie crisp cereal. You still can pour these mini cookies into a bowl, and drench them in the milk of your choice, or just eat them plain as a yummy snack!
I also intentionally did not set out to make a keto recipe but if you do practice a keto diet they are keto friendly, along with dairy free, and gluten free!
I think my favorite part about making this recipe was hammering the chocolate chips to make them smaller for the cookies. You do not want to use regular sized chocolate chips because it will give the cookie a gooey texture and I am going for so major crisp factor here. If you need to get out any aggression this recipe is for you, hammer away!
I apologize for making you go out to grab a specialty nut butter but this stuff is so good. I Imagine the cookies would still work if you replaced the artisina organics butter with an almond butter, but I havent tried it yet so if they dont come out right, dont blame me! I bought this at thrive market, and its about $8 a jar.
Once the batter is all mixed I usually scoop the batter into a plastic bag and then cut a whole in the corner of the bag to easily squeeze out a small portion of the batter. I recommend even making them a tad smaller since they expanded a bit in the oven, if you want them to take on the cereal look. If you are into the mini cookies, then pictured below is measuring about two teaspoons.
This batter made roughly 50-55 mini cookies. Such a fun snack and also highly recommend dipping them in your favorite milk or even some peanut butter!
1 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Flax Meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener (If you dont mind it not being keto can sub sugar of your choice here)
3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup artisina cacao bliss butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chocolate chips (mashed into pieces)
1.) Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a cookie tray with non stick spray, set aside
2.) Add all wet ingredients into a med size bowl, mix well.
3.) Mix all dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
4.) add dry to wet ingredients and mix well.
5.) Fold in chocolate pieces.
6.) Add batter into a plastic bag and cut the corner. Squeeze small portions onto cookie sheet (about 1-2tsp) The batter should make about 50-55 cookies.
7.) Bake for 10-15min (oven times may vary)
8.) let cookies cool completely before eating.
If you remake these cookies let me know how they turned out, or tag me on Instagram @stephi.paige
Do you have a love for health and fitness? Are you interested in helping others as well and have no idea where to start? I was in this same boat. There are soooo many programs out there that offer certifications in the wellness space it was tricky to decide which one was the right fit for me. After much research I decided to go with AFPA . If you are interested in possibly becoming a health coach or just interested in learning more about your health and wellness keep reading!
Why I Got started
In 2018 I started my own wellness journey. I was tired of my typical lifestyle of trying to undo all the bad stuff I ate/drank over the weekend by eating some what (of what I thought was clean/ healthy eating) during the week. I always tried each fad diet out there, and always wanted that quick fix to look good for an event, or for that summer bikini. After trying everything from the south beach diet, to keto, to whole 30, to paleo, I came across the All in by Teddi program. Most know Teddi from the Real House Wives of Beverly hills, but she also runs a really great business of accountability coaching combined with a weight loss program. The program was VERY expensive for me, but I had gotten to the point where I tried everything and I wanted to make some changes, so I went for it. The program was really hard, and there were days that I thought I could not do it anymore, but the beauty of this program was having your basically on call health coach. My health coach through the program was the MAIN reason for me as to how I lost that weight I was holding on to. I needed and craved that accountability. Upon completing the program I was so motivated to help others do the same and became more interested in the field of health coaching in general. This combined with the wanting of more knowledge of health and holistic nutrition I sought out certification programs that would give me what I was looking for.
I have met a few women that completed or were going through health certifications of their own so I began to look into some. One of the more popular programs that I looked into was the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). While there were many women who graduated from this program that I look up to in the wellness space (Grabby Bernstein, Elizabeth Stein (purely Elizabeth granola)) I got a crummy feeling about the program when I was pursuing information on it. The program was very expensive to start with (in the 6K-8Krange). That already was making me feel a bit uncomfortable paying for an online program. I also was unsure If this field was the right one for me so committing that much money up front didnt seem like the best decision at the time. Additionally, I felt pressured by the countless emails and calls of trying to persuade me into signing up for the program, by offering discounts that expired pretty quickly If I didnt say yes right away. I decided to take a break from looking into IIN and then was on the hunt for other accredited certification programs that didnt break the bank.
I came across AFPA through a blog a was reading of another health and foodie blogger I follow (I honestly dont remeber which on but it was a great article!) I dug a bit deeper into the program. AFPA Health Coach certifications fully meet the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) education requirements, and super well respected in the indutry. Not to mention, the program was under $1500.00 (and even less if you choose to do your reading all online or via an app vs. ordering the course books).
For more information of AFPA and my journey through the program check out my interview with them by clicking here
If you have any questions about my journey or the program in general, feel free to contact me at Stephi@stephipaigewellnes.com or drop a comment below!
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