Matcha and Black Sesame Cookies

These Matcha and Black Sesame Seed Cookies are a great way to nourish your body with nutrient-dense ingredients.

This recipe uses matcha powder known for its many nourishing benefits like boosting your immunity and memory. It also includes black sesame seeds which are a great source of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. Along with these two powerhouses of foods, these cookies include almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and egg. A whole food-sourced cookie that packs a nutrient-dense punch.

Ingredients:

1c almond Flour

1/4c coconut flour

2 + 1/2 tsp organic matcha powder

1tsp baking powder

1-2 tbsp organic black sesame seeds

1tsp organic vanilla extract

1/4 cup organic maple or date syrup

1/4c melted organic refined or unrefined coconut oil

1 egg or egg substitute

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F/190C

Combine coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla.

Combine almond flour, coconut flour, matcha powder, and baking powder.

Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing well.

Pour sesame seeds onto a plate.

Roll the dough into small balls and press the ball into the black sesame seeds with gentle pressure forming a cookie approximately 1 and 1/2 inch wide.

Place cookies on parchment and place them into the oven for 12-14 minutes.

Makes 10-12 cookies

Enjoy!

Sunflower Seed Butter

This is an easy way to make your own seed butter at home. With only two ingredients, it is fast, healthy, and packed full of nutrients. It is also budget friendly as this will cost you around $4 to make compared to the hefty price that some nut and seed butter brands can have. You can also add different flavors to your seed butter by simply adding a teaspoon of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt, or honey if you want a sweeter taste. The options are endless.

Sunflower seed butter is an excellent replacement for nut butter for those who cannot tolerate nuts in their diet. Sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of vitamin E, selenium, flavonoids, and many other plant compounds that help reduce inflammation in our bodies.

This recipe is also great for those who practice Seed Cycling, due to their ability to boost progesterone production.

Ingredients:

2c organic Raw Sunflower Seeds. I used the Trader Joe’s brand.

1tsp coconut, olive, or avocado oil

1/2tsp or more Sea Salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F.

While the oven is warming, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place two cups of raw sunflower seeds onto the parchment and lightly toss in the oil of your choice and sea salt.

Once the seeds are evenly coated, place them in the oven for 3-4 minute durations. Shaking the pan or mixing the seeds with a spatula each to avoid burning.

Once the seeds are toasted, allow them to cool on the countertop.

Once seeds are cool, add to a food processor for 5-10 minutes on high. This is when you can add any additional flavorings.

Scrape down the sides as needed. You will know the butter is done when it reaches a creamy, spreadable texture.

You can store the finished butter in a mason jar in your fridge for 2-3 weeks for optimal freshness.

Enjoy!