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Pregnancy Superfoods

Ah, the pregnancy superfoods.  Some of the top foods are blueberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, flax, and salmon.  I’ve been trying to eat more of these lately.  So, I revived a recipe I shared almost a year ago.  I switched out the carob chips for dark chocolate and behold:  these easy cookies pack in three of my superfoods (walnuts, dark chocolate, and flax). 

I’ve also learned to cut the prep time by using bags of walnut chips instead of chopping my own nuts.  I just made these cookies and the prep time was six minutes. 

Here is the recipe again:

2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

2/3 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp unrefined sea salt

1/3 cup ground flax (I grind mine in a coffee grinder just before using.  You can buy it already ground as flaxseed meal)

1/3 cup carob chips (or chocolate)

1/2 cup maple syrup plus 2 tbsp

2 tsp vanilla

Add all the ingredients in the given order and mix well.  Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet.   Flatten each mound slightly with a fork.  Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.  Cool before eating.

Note:  these are not cake-like cookies.  They are more like nut-clusters.  I get about 2 dozen cookies from one batch.