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Sunday Food of the Day – December 20, 2015

FOOD OF THE WEEK – CINNAMON

This week we continue our theme of holiday spices to work into our meals.  With its piquant taste and familiar aroma, cinnamon is a hallmark scent of the holidays adding warmth to seasonal favorites such as baked goods and beverages — but don’t stop there!

WHY Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is a spice rack essential available whole in stick form or ground and even a dash can elevate a dish. It is a key spice in quick breads, pies, cookies, breakfast staples and savory dishes such as soups and stews or in rubs or marinades for roasting meats.

Cinnamon_Cranberry_Christmas_CookiesCINNAMON CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIES

By: Rose Marie Jarry, Master Chef at Kronobar

16 cookies, vegan, gluten free, 15 minutes of preparation+13 minutes of cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chickpea flour
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup of hot water
  • ¼ cup of crushed raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Soak both cranberries and raspberries in hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. Use the bowl of a standing mixer to mix together everything except for this soaking fruit. Mix until the oil is well spread into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the soaked fruit and with all the water into mix.
  5. Continue mixing a few seconds until it form a dough ball.
  6. Sift some flour (any kind) on the counter, along with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder, and then form a sausages with the cookie dough. Roll it down until it is about 2 inches wide.
  7. Cut the sausages of dough in half, then each half in half again, and then do this one more time, so you have 16 even pieces.
  8. Grease a cookie sheet pan and lays the cookies flat on them. You can use your hand to shape them more round if you wish to.
  9. Bake for 13 minutes at 400F.
  10. Let the cookies cool down before removing them from the pan.
  11. Enjoy!

Original post at Spartan Race.

Don’t forget, eating right is only a part of great health and wellness!  Don’t forget to check out our Workout of the Day.  Also, get your proper vitamins and supplements here.

Are you looking for a little help with starting your weight loss?  Try out our 24 Day Challenge!

Have a great day!

Dave & Maryann

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