alexandrabackshellSo, after a lot of pondering  I decided that cashew nuts are definitely my favourite nut!

And after some more pondering, I also realised that cinnamon is my favourite spice!

I also feel extremely happy when my cookie jar is filled with healthy treats – and it was looking a bit empty- so I  came up with this super simple recipe….

Cinnamon and cashew cookies.

alexandrabackshell♦ 160g of ground cashews

♦ 2  1/2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil 

♦ 1 teaspoon of  ground cinnamon 

♦ 2   1/2 table spoons of maple syrup

♦ 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Mix all the ingredients  together in a bowl  to form a nice cookie dough.

Measure and roll 1 tablespoon of the dough and lightly press a cashew nut in the centre. Then place on a lined baking tray.  This mix should make 8 – 10 cookies depending on the size you want.

Pop them in the oven for 10-15 min on 170C/340F and bake until they are a nice golden brown. Then leave them to cool for about 20 min. They may still be a bit soft when they come out the oven but they will firm up once they cool down.

Then devour them !!

Health note – and why you need cashew nuts in your life

They are packed with selenium, copper and magnesium

They help prevent gallstones

Lower blood pressure

Protect the heart ♥

Fight free radicals 

And help keep our bones and nerves in tip top condition.

Cashews also contain flavonols called Proanthocyanidins which help fight against tumor cells by stopping them divide further. 

They are a health essential for me and I would highly recommend putting them  on your wellness shopping list!

Enjoy your cookies.

Much love.

Alexandra ♥

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