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I got great reactions, ones that exceeded my expectations, when I served these cookies. My husband kind of swooned, really catching me off guard.
“These bring me back. I wish you could have known Grandma Pat,” he said. She was the grandma who cooked with carob instead of chocolate, and juiced for the grand kids. “You would have loved her.” He loved the cookies.
When my oldest son had his first bite his eyes got big.
“These are the best brownies I’ve ever had. You know how much I like brownies.” I had perceived them as cookies. But my other kids agreed emphatically: they are brownies. And my youngest wanted to know what was in them and when I’d make more.
Now it was my turn to have big eyes. WOW. I hadn’t tasted them yet myself and didn’t expect such rave reviews. I was hoping they’d turned out, but yay! Eureka! These are my first go at dehydrator cookies; so they were an experiment. SO happy to have nailed it.
What do I love about these cookies nutritionally?
Resistant starch! I have mentioned it to you before but now I offer it to you in cookie form! Because the green plantains in the cookies are dehydrated instead of being baked at a higher temperature, the resistant starch remains and becomes food for flora in your gut, a prebiotic. Here’s more information about, and sources of, resistant starch if you’re interested.
Also, they’re egg-free, safe for the AIP diet, and sweetened with honey.