Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Food: Post Race-Nut Butter, Cranberry and Flax Cookies

Seems mildly counter intuitive, ok down right wrong, but really this isn't a bad idea to have after your race and you might enjoy it much more than that terrible protein bar.  Filled with great sources of Omega-3 and also good anti inflammatory sources this can taste good and also help set you body up to start recovering immediately after the race.  Check it out.

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup almond, peanut, cashew, NuttZo* or nut butter of your choice
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
Pour the flour mixture over the almond butter mixture, and stir until just combined. Sprinkle in the dried cranberries, and stir gently. Use a tablespoon or small melon baller to drop cookie batter onto sheets. Press down gently on each cookie with the back of a fork. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes—don't overbake or the cookies will be dry. Remove from oven and let cool on sheets before transferring to a cooling rack.

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