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Carob Almond Cookies
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These cookies are slightly sweet, very carob-y and have a really nice cake-like texture. They're fine as a dessert, but given the Ingredients you could also eat them as part of a healthy breakfast!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (0 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 and 1/2 large apples (pears can also be used)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon unbuffered, corn-free vitamin C crystals
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • (1 tsp. of your favorite baking powder can be substituted for the vitamin C and baking soda)
  • 3/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whole almonds - about 30 (optional)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups brown rice flour or 1 cup brown rice flour + 1/4 cup spelt or kamut flour
  • *Note: If you want, you can try playing around with the types of flour. I'm sure more variations are possible.
How to make it:
  1. Oil two cookie sheets and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop apples into small chunks and put in blender.
  3. Add almond butter, oil, eggs, and vitamin C crystals. Puree everything together. You may need to push the apples down a few times to get them started. If more liquid is needed to make the puree, add a bit of water.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda (or baking powder, if you are not using the vitamin C crystals and baking soda), carob powder, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add the puree to the dry mix and stir just until everything is well blended.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheets.
  7. If desired, push an almond into the top of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Cookies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry or only slightly moist.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from cookie sheet with a spatula and enjoy!
  10. Refrigerate in an airtight container any cookies you don't eat right away.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N
Carob  N N N N N N B N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 30, 2007 at 09:32 AM By: Rodney