Keto Cookies and the Cinnamon Challenge

CHECK THESE DELICIOUS LOOKING THINGS OUT:

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Those look pretty good, right? And there isn’t even a filter on this picture. Have you ever done the cinnamon challenge? Edit: PLEASE DO NOT DO THE CINNAMON CHALLENGE. Seriously, many people have gone to the hospital and some have come close to death from doing this challenge.

This is how I felt after eating a cookie (skip to 50 seconds for the action). Okay, maybe not that dramatic but I did have 3 glasses of coffee with a single cookie.  If you ever want to feel like a good cook, I guess you could just make your photography look super legit and pretend it tastes good. Fortunately for me, I don’t care about your judgement because I have prefaced my learning project by stating I am not the cooking/baking type. Plus, I gotta keep it real with my audience.

I followed the recipe exactly (well…. almost exactly…).  The recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil such as Kelapo, melted
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into chunks

*I think if people followed this recipe exactly it would be super delicious so my failure has nothing to do with the original recipe*

I will say I am not a huge fan of coconut flour at all so I decided to use a little bit less coconut flour and a little bit more almond flour.  Sounds like it would be harmless right? Guess again! The coconut flour is A LOT more absorbent than almond flour so the consistency of the dough was a little bit too wet to form 2″ balls.  I was surprised by this.  I thought I would make up for the absorbency because I only had 4 eggs (when the recipe calls for 6).  Anyway… no, just… no.

Welp, my cookies are super dry. They are chilling on the stove. They aren’t worth eating. I don’t want to eat them. I will still eat them because I am a University student who wasted 4 eggs and almond flour on these and we just can’t have that, can we?

Keeping calm and ketoing on!

So, the moral of the lesson is:

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