Makes 10 cookies

1 cup / 5.3 oz / 150 gralmond flour/meal
2 tablespoonsblackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoonsextra virgin coconut oil(or butter), melted
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoonvanilla extract
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
In a bowl combine almond flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl mix coconut oil, blackstrap molasses and vanilla extract until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well until a dough forms. You might to add a couple of tablespoons of almond flour if the dough is too wet or some water is it’s too dry.
Scoop one tablespoon of mixture, drop onto the lined baking sheet and press down to form into cookie shapes.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
Let cookies cool on the baking sheet (without touching) for 15 minutes, then with the help of a spatula place cookies onto a rack and let cool completely.

Nutrition facts

One cookie yields 114 calories, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs and 2 grams of protein.


*Well, maybe its an addiction. Almost four months ago, July 1st to be exact, I decided to get my health back in order and get myself into better shape. I joined an intense (extreme?) workout regiment called CrossFit. For those that have spoken/seen me in that last few months, they know I cannot shut up about it. Well, one of the guys in my "Box" wrote an interesting piece on his website regarding his first 3 months as a CrossFit member. His articulate article puts everything I feel/experienced about CrossFit in one piece. If you have time and/or are thinking of getting back into shape, or if you are physically fit and are looking for a new physical challenge, I highly suggest you read the article.

November 1st will be my 120th day as a CrossFit member. To date, I am just shy of losing 30lbs. The weight loss, however, doesn't tell the whole story. The amount of lean muscle mass put on has been equally impressive. I hope to hit my goal by next week.


PS. My wife joined as well for moral support & in the process has gotten hooked too.*

Miguel Torres - Addiction vs. Obsession *Results will vary on each individual*,

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