Healthy Spiced Millet “Sugary” Cookies & Chocolate Chip & Mint Protein Cookies

You’ve heard this question a million and one times: If you were stranded on a deserted island, and could only have one meal to eat, what would it be?

You have probably answered this question at some point, too. And if you’re answer did not include kabocha or dessert, your answer was probably wrong. 😉

Ok, so I’m totally kidding- your answer is your answer, but my answer would include the above items- and I’m talking meal here so we’re going to pretend that you get a meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) and a dessert… since this is my desserted island we’re stranded on, ok?

There is variety on my island, folks.

Spiced Millet “Sugary” Cookies a Lori-adapted recipe from Elana’s Pantry

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups millet flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used olive oil since that’s what I had on hand)
  • 1/3 cup yacon syrup
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls tahini
  • handful raisins
  • *2-3 tsp water, if batter is too thick

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix wet into dry and add raisins. Add water, one tsp at a time, if batter is dry.

Place “blobs” onto parchment covered baking sheet.

Pre-baked: Half with, half without raisins

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, or until done to your texture liking (crunchy or soft and fluffy?).

The cookies came out tasting great, although they were a little dry and crumbly. Millet flour is light and gives the cookies an airy, fluffy texture, which I liked but also creates the crumble effect. A blend of millet flour with other flour types would work well. Overall, definitely a keeper of a recipe.

I know this is a deserted island and all but that doesn’t mean we only get one type of cookie…

Chocolate Chip & Mint Protein Cookies

Compliments of the never-ending Katie Library of Cookies; specifically this one.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup GF flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder (I used chocolate Vega)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 10-15 drops Stevia (chocolate, vanilla, or unflavored)
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine flour, protein powder, cocoa, baking powder and soda, and salt. Stir together agave, Stevia, and applesauce in a large bowl. Add vanilla and mint. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.


Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment covered baking sheetsy. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on pan 5 minutes.

Can we tell which camera I used for which cookie photo session? Hmmm…

What would your deserted (or desserted) island food be?

p.s. There was an oven on the island. Along with baking ingredients. I know they didn’t have that one Survivor.