Walnuts, and chocolate and HEMP, oh my!


So I got my hands on some Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest, and have decided to experiment with different ways to incorporate hemp into my daily life.  Read about the benefits of hemp here.

Last night, I played around in the kitchen and came up with a protein/trail mix type cookie, that I think could easily be tailored to your needs and also baked in a pan and made into granola bars, as well.  This was my first run at it, and I will definitely be playing around with ratios.  Regardless, they are moist and delicious.

Pardon photo quality. My camera is my blackberry, we don’t get fancy. They aren’t pretty, but they ARE tasty.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2-3/4 c. unpacked brown sugar

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

2 egg whites

1 c. whole wheat flour

1/4 (a little more – one scoop, 32g) c. Weider’s chocolate protein powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp allspice

1.25 c. quick cooking oats

1/4 c. dark chocolate chips

1/3 c. chopped walnuts

1/3 c. hemp hearts

1/3 c. dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Grease (or use a baking stone or parchment paper) 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Beat applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.  In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they are frothy and begin to firm up.  Fold egg whites into applesauce mixture.  Combine the flour, protein powder, baking soda, salt and allspice.  Fold into egg mixture.  Stir in the oats, chocolate chips (or carob), walnuts, hemp hearts and cranberries.  Drop by heaping teaspoons on toe baking sheets
  3. Bake cookies in preheated oven until set.  About 9-10 minutes.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

This recipe yielded 35 cookies.  The following nutritional information is based on inputting the information on spark people’s recipe builder.

I thoroughly LOVE these.

 Calories 67.5
  Total Fat 1.6 g
  Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 83.0 mg
  Potassium 24.4 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 10.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
  Sugars 5.7 g
  Protein 2.6 g
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About MsBehavior

I’m a vintage loving, suburban living, book collecting, kitchen destroying, thrifting ninja, single mama of a smart, salty, sassy teenager. Unicorn aficionado. Flamingo enthusiast. Love all things sparkly. Connoisseur of foul language. Insufferable do-gooder. Big mouth. Bigger heart. Biggest backside. Begrudging romantic. Will blog and tweet for money. I make things. You can buy those things. Hey man, I’ve got bills. View all posts by MsBehavior

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