This big kids have been back to school for just over a month now and we seem to be finding our new groove. Parenting is frequently about finding a new balance, wouldn’t you agree?
Eva and I find ourselves baking more often now that it’s just the two of us again.
I’ve always loved baking with my babes. It’s one of my favourite ways to spend time with them. Baking with kiddies makes for a much messier time in the kitchen, but it’s so worth it. I’m currently teaching Liv to be a little more independent when it comes to baking. I’d love to see my kids bake on their own. That would make my heart burst.
I developed these grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies in the summer and they’re a big hit around here. We’re not 100% grain-free, by any means, but I do like to mix it up on a regular basis.
Processed grains can exacerbate inflammation in the body. It’s not necessarily the grains themselves that cause inflammation, it’s the processing of them, and that includes flour. I believe life is about finding a lovely state of balance. So I try to make sure that the core of our family’s diet is a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, healthy proteins and beneficial fats. We do enjoy grains, and even processed grains. But we just try not to overdue it, for the sake of better energy levels and healthier living.
So enjoy these cookies, regardless of what your idea of balance is. I think they’ll fit perfectly (and deliciously) into any well-balanced diet.
Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield 14 cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking tray.
- Combine almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium seed husks, baking powder, and sea salt in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl mix vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil. Add to dry ingredients and combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon. Roll into balls and place on baking tray. Press gently with hand.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 1-2 minutes. Place on cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.