Thursday, 12 November 2015

Pantry Cookies

A quick little post before heading out to pick up the kids...

These cookies were the result of having some kids over for a playdate this afternoon and not much on offer for afternoon tea! I scrounged throught the pantry and pulled out a few half open bags of various dried fruits and coconut and figured that I could throw something together...hence the name Pantry Cookies!

These ones were made with dried apricots, dried sultanas, coconut thread, coconut flour, and bound together with apple puree and butter (you can use coconut oil for a dairy free option).

I was able to whip these up in around 5 minutes, and then they took 12 minutes to bake, so if you're looking for a very quick solution when you need some baking in a hurry, these are a great go you can adapt them to whatever is in your pantry! I mean, at the end of the day they were just made out of the remnants of my pantry, so no reason why you can't play with them and have a good scrounge around in your pantry too! Instead of apricots and sultanas you could use dates, raisins, chocolate chips, and kind of dried fruit really. If you prefer almond flour or another type of flour you can use it in place of the coconut flour (although you will have to use more flour, as coconut flour is very thirsty so a little goes a long way).

The cookies are free of gluten, grains, dairy (if you choose), nuts, soy and refined sugar.

Pantry Cookies

Gluten Free, grain free, dairy free (optional), nut free, soy free, free of refined sugar

1/2 cup dried fruit, diced  (I used apricots and sultans, you can choose what is in your pantry)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 cup coconut thread
1/2 cup apple puree
2 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper
2. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients (dried fruit, coconut flour, coconut thread). Mix well until evenly combined
3. Add the apple puree and melted butter to the dry ingedients. Mix well until well combined
4. Scoop balls of the dough and form in to balls (you choose how big you'd like to make them!)
5. Place the balls on the baking tray and then press down gently with a fork
6. Bake for 12 minutes or so until golden brown
7. Allow to cool on he tray - the dried fruit will be very hot! (found out the hard way!!)