baking powder and a teaspoon of vinegar
a pinch of salt
a spoon of roasted chicory root that is normally used as a coffee substitute
Optional: one full spoon of chia seeds, chopped almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, lemon or orange zest, fennel seeds, cocoa or carob
Directions: mix the buckwheat flour, brown sugar and some olive oil until you get a crumbly dough that does not stick together. Add the baking soda and vinegar, let it bubble, and then mix everything. Add some warm water so that the dough becomes sticky, the right consistency to shape into cookies by hand.
Add the rest of the ingredints of your choice: roasted chicory root, nuts, seeds, salt and cinamon, and mix.
Shape into round flat cookies, and place in the greased pan. Bake for about 20 minutes. The cookies will still be soft, don’t remove them from the pan right away, they’ll crumble, wait until they coold down and they will harden and become cruncy.
Chicory root is comonly used as a coffee substitute and it has many health benefits. If you’re worried about makind these cookies for kids, chicory root is safe for kids, and even more, it benefits them in many ways: enhances calcium absorbtion, controls weight, supports digestive health and bowel regularity, detoxifyes, protects liver and helps the body fight inflamations.
For people with diabetes or on weight loss, you can skip the sugar, and they taste just fine.