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February 20, 2010

Carob chia cookies

Yesterday I made these cookies in literally 10 minutes before running out the door for the evening. They may or may not have been basically my entire supper.

I haven’t used carob powder much in my raw food adventures, but I am realizing it needs to play a more central role — it’s so good! Although a lot of people use it in place of cacao, I don’t see carob so much as a chocolate substitute but as a great ingredient on its own. It has a great caramel flavour. My carob powder wasn’t raw, but I’ve seen raw carob in some health food stores. Also, I used white chia seeds in these cookies (they were on sale the other day) and I like the way they add little white flecks to the dark cookies 🙂

Carob Chia Cookies


1 cup walnuts

1 cup dark raisins

3-4 medjool dates

1/3 cup carob powder

3 tablespoons chia seeds

pinch of salt


Toss all ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture becomes dough-like. It may take awhile to break up the raisins, so give it a good few minutes. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes with your favourite cookie cutter, and place in the freezer to firm up. You could also roll them into balls to make it even less work.

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