It's been on my mind to experiment on a new kind of no-bake cookie (cookie made from cocoa powder, milk, butter, sugar, oats, peanut butter and vanilla).
I am attempting to create a casein free, gluten free cookie with a lower glycemic index. So, today was my first shot.
I cut the recipe in half and used:
1/4 cup of rice milk
1/4 cup of butter (butter is very, very low if any casein, so it's usually okay for those allergic to dairy)
1 cup of coconut crystals
2 Tablespoons of baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Heat in medium saucepan over a medium heat
When it starts to boil add:
1/4 cup of peanut butter (or however much you want). I used a no sugar Trader Joe's Organic Crunchy
Quinoa Flakes - I mix in until the mixture is very thick, not running but not too dry
I also added a handful of sesame seeds just for fun
After it's mixed together, form cookies on a plate or aluminum foil with a tablespoon.
Refrigerate to cool and harden.
Coconut Crystals do not taste like coconut and are great for diabetics and those on a low glycemic index.
Quinoa is a grain or seed highest in protein and is not a gluten.