Dark Chocolate Spirulina Cookies|
Spirulina is a type of tiny blue-green algae that is popular for its impressive nutrient and antioxidant profile. It is also a complete protein, which means it contains all essential amino acids. This superfood powerhouse is most often taken in supplement form (powder, tablets, or capsules), but what many people don’t know, is that it can also be used in cooking and baking to add a pop of color and a boost of nutrition to your favorite deserts and treats.
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Spirulina Powder 101: Why You Should Try This Microalgae
This recipe makes a delicious and nutritious treat that is perfect for any time of day (or night). The spirulina powder adds a pop of color and a healthy boost to the cookies, making them a great and easy way to add more superfoods to your diet.
Maju’s Spirulina Cookie Recipe
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Yield: 12-16 cookies
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup almond milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Maju Organic Spirulina Powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond milk, vanilla extract, and egg until smooth.
Step 3: In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, spirulina powder, baking soda, and salt.
Step 4: Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
Step 5: Fold in the dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts, if using.
Step 6: Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Step 7: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown and set.
Step 8: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 9: Enjoy!