Monday, February 2, 2015

Week of Love: Chocolate Granola Cookies and Dandy Blend Espresso Frappe

Valentine's Day is coming! And what does that mean, Sweet Readers? It's time for the Week of Love, a week full of recipes dedicated to Valentine's Day. And today we are starting off with a tasty pairing...

These cookies and herbal coffee frappe make for a healthy snack or yummy breakfast.

I just so enjoy Dandy Blend. It's an herbal coffee made from extracts of barley, rye, chicory, dandelion, and beet root. It contains no gluten - all gluten is eliminated in extract process. It's also caffeine free! So I feel confident drinking it while nursing or letting my four-year-old have some "tea that has the flavor of coffee," as she calls it. Also its instant, which is super convenient!

A little glimpse of our little boy as I wear him around while drinking my snack. I am so thankful for Moby Wraps and Ergobaby carriers! Who else is a baby-wearer?

I buy my Dandy Blend from Amazon in two pound bag because it is the best cost. I put it in two jars, freezing half for later and leaving the other half on the counter to enjoy now.

Here's to Love and Chocolate!!!

Chocolate Granola Cookies
1 cup heaping walnuts
2 cup oats
3/4 cup evaporated cane juice sugar
1/4 cup flaxseeds, ground
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup applesauce
1 TB vanilla
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. In a mini food processor (or regular), grind oats and walnuts until like fine sand.
2. In a large bowl, mix first six ingredients. Add in oil, applesauce, and vanilla then fold in chocolate chips.
3. Drop large tablespoonfuls on cookies sheet or stoneware and bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes (I use stoneware but if using baking sheet might want to check at 12-15 minutes).

Dandy Blend "Espresso" Frappe
1 cup coconut water
1 large scoop coconut cream
1 banana, frozen or add ice if not frozen
1/2-1 tsp spices (cinnamon and allspice or cardamom for Turkish flavor), optional
Seeds from 1/3 vanilla bean
1 heaping TB Dandy Blend herbal coffee

1. Blend in a blender.


And a Happy Valentine's Day!

Come back tomorrow for a craft!

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