Soft, vegan, gluten-free, chocolate flavoured cookies! Who’s in for a healthy -yet delicious – treat?
I tried this cookie recipe a few days ago and took them to work. Guess what?
They disappeared in a few minutes!
Everyone wanted to try -and afterwards, repeat – these carob cookies. Carob, in spanish algarroba, is already very well-known in Argentina but not so much here in Austria.
What makes Carob special?
Carob is a sweet and healthy substitute for chocolate. So if you love chocolate as much as I do, you will probably fancy carob as well. The good thing is that it has a roasted, naturally nutty flavor which adds a really nice aroma and crispiness to whatever it is you are baking. On top of that, Carob is gluten free, fiber rich and low in calories: a win win!
Have I convinced you to try these cookies yet ?
Here’s what you will need:
-30 g carob flour
-110 g rice flour
-1/2 teaspoon of gluten-free baking yeast
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-30 g of gluten-free oatmeal
-50 g of cane sugar (I used honey)
-70 g of sunflower oil
-1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 water
1 tablespoon of vegetable milk
1- Preheat the oven to 180ºC with heat from adove and below. Cover a tray with a sheet of baking paper so that the cookies don’t stick.
2- In a glass/bowl mix the chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let stand for five minutes (until it becomes a kind of gelatin)
3- In a bowl, mix the rice flour, the carob flour, the yeast, the baking soda, the oat flakes and the cane sugar (or honey in step 4)
4- Add the oil, the chia mixture, and the tablespoon of vegetable milk.
5- Mix everything with the help of a wooden spoon or a spatula (I did it with my hands!).
6-Little by little the flour will become darker and the dough will be integrated, give it time !
7- It is time to make the cookies. With 2 spoons make little balls and put them over the tray:
8- Press them so that they have the shape of a cookie:
9- Place the cookies in the oven tray and bake at 180ºC for about 10 minutes. When they come out of the oven they seem to be raw, they are very soft, let them cool for a few minutes on the same tray of the oven (so the heat of the tray will finish cooking the base of the cookies) and then take them to a rack so that they finish cooling and harden.
10- Enjoy them without guilt! 😉