Need some Zing in your life? Gotta get rid of your lemons? Try make these delicious Lemon and Macadamia nut cookies (add white chocolate if you want something sweet), I promise you, you will have no regrets. These cookies are guilt free and did I mention that these are scrumptious?
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- 10 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup white chocolate (optional)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, maple syrup and lemon zest together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla, and beat just until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl, and mix until combined.
- Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
- The dough will be sticky, so chill it for about 30 minutes.
- Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Line two large baking sheets with baking paper. Using a spoon or your hands, form the dough into a ball as much as possible.
- Place the balls of dough on the cookie sheets spacing them 4cm apart. Bake one sheet at a time on the middle rack of the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the middle is completely set. Cool on a wire rack. Cookies can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature.
8. Enjoy! Serve with fresh lemonade (~:
We all know what it’s like to wake up craving a quick, cosy, nutritious and yummy breakfast while being too tired (and lazy) to make pancakes, fry an egg or even put bread in the toaster. On those days, I do one of three things:
- Eat Weet-Bix Bites out of the box,
- Chuck granola, frozen fruit and milk into a bowl, or
- Go back to bed.
no, I’m not going to write a post about my adventures waking up and immediately resuming my slumber.
The combo of crunchy granola, ice cold milk, and the flavour bursts/ice cubes that are frozen fruits is a healthy and delicious meal/snack that can be put together by simply dumping everything into a bowl and enjoying. This fast and filling breakfast is perfect for both a calm morning on the couch with a book, and a hectic morning trying to rush out the door.
Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.
the future is now.
She ain’t the prettiest thing, but this chocolate-banana ‘cake’ is absolutely delicious. Better yet, no flour, oil, butter, or refined sugars are involved and neither are a lot of carbs (yet it’s extremely filling and quick & easy to make).
All in a mug and cooked in the microwave, here’s my simple 5 minute chocolate-version of the peanut butter cakes I showed you guys last (last) month.
I’ve recently been on a health kick, so naturally I turned to the internet for healthy recipe ideas.
As I love doing her workouts, I decided to try some blogilates recipes, Cassey’s Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin and Protein Cinnamon Roll in particular. Though I didn’t love the results of the recipes, they completely inspired me to eat healthier, more nutritious food; and after a bit of experimenting, I came up with a recipe of my own for quick, guilt-less peanut butter muffins!
[these bad boys are low carb, free of refined sugars (depending on your peanut butter) and contain no butter or flour]