You’ll Go Nuts Over These Nutty Keto Cookies

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Megan Olson from Paleohacks[RS1]

Recipe by Megan Olson
from Paleohacks

A plate of freshly baked cookies is a delightful,
heartwarming treat that will remind many of their childhood days. But owing to
today’s busy, fast-paced lifestyle, not many people have enough time to make
their own pastry. To satisfy their cookie cravings, they turn to ready-to-eat
varieties found on supermarket shelves.

However, processed cookies, biscuits and other baked goods
not only taste far inferior compared to homemade ones, but also come with
pitfalls for your health. Case in point: In 2013, a small study from
Connecticut College found that Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine for lab
The black-and-white cookies were found to activate more neurons in the pleasure
center of the animals’ brain compared to cocaine — showing just how potentially
detrimental processed
can be for your body.

So instead of loading up on processed sweets and pastries,
why not make your own at home? If you want something quick and easy, this Keto Cookies
recipe from Megan Olson of PaleoHacks is perfect for you. The best part: No
need to turn on your oven!

Prep time: 20

Cook time: 1 hour

Serves: 15


1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons grass fed butter, melted

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


Add the macadamia nuts, pecans and salt to a
food processor. Pulse on high for three to five minutes or until the batter is

Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl. Add the
melted butter and coconut flakes to the bowl and stir to combine.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough
(about 2 teaspoons) onto the baking sheet. Flatten and shape into a cookie with
your hands. Repeat for all the dough until you have 15 cookies.

Place in the freezer for one to two hours to
set, then enjoy!

Healthy Raw Nuts and
Coconut Are the Stars of This Recipe

of flour and sugar, this keto-friendly cookie recipe makes use of raw nuts and
coconut as the base
ingredients. Raw organic nuts, in particular, are excellent because they offer
healthy fats,
antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, all of which are essential for your well-being.

Eating nuts has
been linked to a wide range of benefits, and people who include them in their
diet are found to reap these effects (as compared to those who don’t):

Better cardiovascular health

Lower systolic blood pressure

Fewer risk factors for metabolic syndrome

Lower risk for

Reduced mortality risk

L-arginine, an amino acid that offers numerous vascular
especially for people with heart disease, is also found in different types of
nuts. This may be one particular reason why loading up on these foods can help
improve your heart health.

Meanwhile, coconut (it’s technically a drupe, not a nut) is
known for its high fiber content, minerals such as phosphorus, manganese and potassium,
and naturally sterile electrolytes, all of which can be exceptionally good for
your health.

However, what makes it unique is its lauric acid — this
converts to monolaurin, the same compound found in breast milk. Monolaurin is
known for its antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

You Can’t Go Wrong
With Grass Fed Butter

Butter, one of the essential ingredients used for baking, has
been greatly vilified for decades. But it’s now making a comeback, which is
great news. Raw butter is abundant in vitamins, trace minerals, conjugated
linoleic acid (CLA) and beneficial fats.

This is why it’s such a relief that people are now bringing
butter back into their foods, while at the same time realizing that partially
hydrogenated vegetable oils, margarine, and shortening are the true enemies.

Remember, however, that for butter to be better, it must be
made specifically from grass fed cows’ milk — and not from cows raised in concentrated
animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
. CAFO butter is nutritionally inferior as
the animals not only are given genetically engineered (GE) grain, but also are fed
additional sugar from GE sugar beets and cottonseed to fatten them up.

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