I recently found out that I have a condition called Candida which, simply put, is a build up of yeast in my system (sick right!?). I also had blood work done which diagnosed me with a myriad of new foods I am no longer supposed to ingest. The good news is that I have a mild form of the infection (again sick!) and don't have to remove all of the good things (aka ALL food) from my life.
The primary focus of the diet I am about to undergo is to remove all of the yeast from my system. One of the ways to do this is by removing all yeast, vinegar, mold and sugar from the food I eat (as well as about a million other things). Though I may not have the biggest sweet tooth, I do enjoy a bit of a treat every now and again (more now than again). That being said, I am not willing to give up on eating "normal food" so I set out to recreate a childhood classic, the no bake cookie.
NO BAKE 2.0
What you will need:
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2-3 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp coco powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp coconut butter (or oil)
1/4 cup unsweetened cashew butter
1/4 cup unsweetened sunbutter
1 1/3 cup gluten free oats
In a sauce pan, combine the coconut butter, sugar, agave nectar, cashew and sun butters, place on the stove top and heat together until the ingredients begin to melt. Add in the milk, vanilla, and coco powder, continually stirring to combine ingredients without letting them burn. Once everything is melted and smooth, add in the oats. Stir until the oats are well covered.
Drop chunks of the "dough" onto wax paper and allow to cool.
I kid you not, I think I like this version of the cookie, dare I say it, more than I like the peanut butter version (I realize that is blasphemous, but you guys, they are soooo good).
Do you have any sugar free treats I should know about? Do share with the class, by the end of this thing I will be going crazy.