Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies (#Vegan, #LowGL, #Glutenfree)

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / April 28, 2014

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I have been wanting to get these cookies out to you for ages but did not think I would make it today as I am so bogged down with paperwork. I won’t bore you with the details because believe me it is really boring but I will probably be doing it for about 2-3 weeks so I am trying to spend as much time as possible on it. That way I should be finished sooner than I have thought.

Anyway, let’s forget boring paperwork and get on with thinking about amazingly tasty chocolate and hazelnut cookies. Think Nutella flavoured cookies and you are very close to the flavour of these. In terms of texture they are more like little cakes than cookies but trust me if you make these they will not last long at all.

I used a mixture of flours in these cookies including quinoa and buckwheat as well as using ground hazelnuts. Replacing normal flour with this combination increases the protein content of these cookies and also improves the overall nutritional content and in particular giving a big boost of manganese.

One of the major benefits of these cookies if I have sweetened them with xylitol and Agave nectar and so they are a great low GL snack with a GI of only 35 and GL of 4. So if you stick to a low GL diet where you have 3 meals and 2 snacks then these cookies would make an excellent snack or you could even have one as a dessert with one of your meals.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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