Monday, 29 August 2011

Agave nectar baking - cookies

I have an interest in more unusual ingredients (you may have noticed) and also slightly more healthy recipes ( I know how can cake be healthy !), so I thought I would give Agave nectar a go. This a natural sweetner extract from the mexican wild agave cactus. You need to adapt your standard recipes but there are plenty on the internet for you to try.

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup spelt, whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. vanilla paste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, preheat oven to 180c, place small balls on dough on a oiled baking sheet, press down well, bake for approx 10-15 minutes, cool slightly and then transfer to a wire cooling rack until fully cool.

1 comment:

Choclette said...

These sound good, I should give them a go. I've only used agave syrup in raw chocolate. I reckon cakes would be healthy if it wasn't for the sugar - a sweet tooth has been my big downfall. But it's a great way to get eggs, wholemeal flour, fruit and ... err.. healthy chocolate into the diet - that's how I kid myself anyway ;-)

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