Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blackberry Coconut Cookie Bars

Blackberry Coconut Cookie Bars (Trim Healthy Mama)



      I need to say Thank You! to everyone that has visited, pinned, re-posted and shared the Cinnamon Cereal/Snack Bar post.

     I figured since everyone really liked that recipe, I would make a variation with some berries and coconut flour to try and cut the food costs a little bit.

     They came out well, and even though most of them cracked as I was putting them together I only had one casualty. Sometimes coconut flour can be so very frustrating.




     The cookie part of these is less sweet than if it were a stand alone cookie, only because with the filling and the fact that I sprinkled sweetener  on the tops I didn't want to get that weird bitter too much stevia aftertaste.

     These are a lot softer than the other bars because coconut flour really doesn't crisp up like almond flour does which is why I added a bit of oat fiber.

     I've been playing with Jelly/Jam recipes a bit and you can find the blackberry jelly recipe here or use Slim Belly Jelly from page 411 of Trim Healthy Mama .
 
Sugar Free Blackberry Jelly

     I see so many mama's looking for snacks that travel well, something they can pack in their purse or keep in the car when out running errands. For me these are an easy snack that I can take with if needed or munch on when I am studying. They are considered an S food for those following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, but would also work as a low carb/sugar free option. They do crumble more than the cinnamon ones.

Here is the recipe for these yummy cookie bars:

Blackberry Coconut Cookie Bars

Printable Recipe

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup granulated sweetener of choice.

1 large egg
2 TBS almond milk

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbs oat Fiber

1/3 cup  Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp  Glucomannan Powder 
 
Preheat oven to 350ºF. 


    In a medium mixing bowl add the butter , granulated sweetener, egg, oat fiber, baking powder, vanilla extract and the salt and blend with a handheld blender for 2 minutes on medium speed.


    Add coconut flour and glucomannan and blend until combined.


    Allow the dough to sit for 5 minutes.


    If it is sticky or not firm, add another 1/2 tsp of glucomannan.


    Place between sheets of parchment paper and roll out to desired thickness.


    Cut desired shapes. Place 1 TBS filling on bottom layer.
    Top with additional cookie layer, seal with fingertips and place on cookie sheet
    Bake for 8 minutes.

   

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