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Buckwheat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup Coconut flakes, nonsweetened
1/2 cup Buckwheat flour
1/2 cup Chocolate chips, dark
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/8 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Coconut oil
1/3 cup Almond milk
1/4 cup Honey (or Maple syrup)
optional a dash of vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F
Mix all dry ingredients together (coconut flakes, buckwheat flour, baking soda and salt).
Melt the coconut oil and add in the wet ingredients (almond milk, honey and vanilla). Whisk everything till the ingredients are incorporated.
Slowly pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredient mixture. Mix well. (Tip: Add the wet ingredients in two portions to make sure the dry mixture is evenly saturated)
Shape the cookie dough into balls and flatten them with the back of a spoon. You should have oreo-sized cookies. Set the cookies 1 inch apart (the dough doesn't expand much). Sprinkle the cookie tops with coconut flakes if you want to
Bake for 8-10 min (the cookie will be a bit crunchier in you left them in for 10 min)
Cool the cookies for about 10 min and enjoy!