Wednesday, May 11, 2011

3 In One


A few posts ago I mentioned my dehydrator extravaganza which included a Crunchy Oaty Cereal recipe. A quest to find uses for the mounds of almond pulp in my freezer resulted in these three recipes with one base. Soft, dense chocolate chip cookies which double as chewy chunky granola bars, and which triple as crunchy granola - all zipped together in the food processor. What could be easier?! All the almond milk is perfect for your cereal, cookies, and chia pudding.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups lightly packed almond pulp*
1/2 cup ground oat groats
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/3 cup ground yellow flax
4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt
Cacao nibs

Combine all ingredients except the cacao nibs together in a food processor. 
Briefly pulse in the nibs. 
Arrange spoonfuls of dough on a teflex sheet. Dehydrate at 145F for 2 hours. Turn the temperature down to 115F and continue dehydrating for 6-10 hours depending on how soft you like the cookies on the inside. 


Almond Milk*
Soak 1 cup raw almonds in enough water to cover them plus one inch, for 12 hours. 
Drain and rinse until the water runs clear. 
Blend the almonds with 3-4 cups water until smooth. 
Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag. 
*Use the pulp in cookies, cakes, crackers...

Granola Bars


Add your favorite dried fruits, nuts, seeds to the dough (in this batch I added chopped dried apricots, goji berries, hemp seeds, sprouted buckwheat, coconut, cacao nibs, walnuts, dates, and cinnamon).
Form the mixture into a square, dehydrate for a 2 hours at 145F. Lower the temperature to 115F and continue dehydrating for 6 hours.
Slice into bars, and dehydrate 2-4 hours more.


Granola


Take the granola bar mixture, add more shredded coconut and crumble onto a teflex sheet.
Dehydrate until crunchy, about 12 hours.


Dehydrated goodies make especially great gifts! 

13 comments:

Health Seeker's Kitchen said...

What a fantanstic idea to use my leftover almond pulp to make yummy dried chocolate chip cookies to give as gifts! Thank you:)

Lauren said...

Oh yum, chocolate chip ccokies are my favorite! That granola looks so good!

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

rawmazing as usual :) Recipes look delicious!

Mandy said...

Yum, have all the stuff for these...now I have plans for the weekend!

Sandeep Gupta said...

Looks great thanks. Have to try them.

Ulyana Michailov said...

Have cereal craving NOW :) will make some of this. It's all rainy down here, perfect for our weather xx

Em said...

Love your post! cookies look awesome! I have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies also! Check it out?
xo Em
www.pureglowsixteen.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

This looks great. I could go for some cookies.

Elizabeth said...

Looks beautiful!
I need to work on a less nutty granola for the kids. I made a great raw granola from CHI that we learned during our raw chef training, but the kiddos thought it had just too many nuts.
Peace and Raw Health,
Elizabeth

Ela said...

What awesome value--I love 3-in-1 type recipes. Sounds yummy too. I've finally decided to get a dehydrator, and something like this will happen early on!
thanks so much.

Elizabeth said...

Everything looks wonderful.
I have to come up with a less nutty granola--my recipe has too many nuts for my liking.
Peace and Raw Health,
Elizabeth

Erin said...

Wow! This pudding is fantastic! I added a TBsp each of lecithin and toco and I love it! And I'm sooo excited for your new e-book! Perfect timing, I've been thinking the last week or so how I want to start making my own raw ice creams. Was wondering if you could offer like a package deal or a mix and match of the customer's choice of 3 or 4 of your e-books or something? I realize you may not be able to or what have you, just thought I'd put it out there. Would also like a post update on how you're health is, how you're feeling, what your diet is like, if you feel so inclined. Hope all is well; from what comes through on the blog you sound great. Take care.

Erin said...

Ooops, posted this in the wrong place! Meant to be a comment to the most recent post, "Exciting News and Raw Strawberry Pudding". Will copy and re-post, sorry for the confusion. Though these recipes are wonderful as well! :)