I don’t cook with molasses often, but did you know that it actually has some benefits? Blackstrap molasses is a great source of iron, calcium, copper and manganese. Even though it’s still a “sugar,” if you’re going to use a sweetener, it at least provides a variety of minerals!
Recipe: Blackstrap Molasses Cookies
2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 TBSP pure maple syrup or honey
3 TBSP blackstrap molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk or beat together the egg, syrup or honey, molasses, vanilla and coconut oil. Stir in almond flour, salt and baking soda. Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes and cool on a wire rack.