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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

Doctor in the Kitchen: Shamrock Chocolate Chip Cookies

Feb 26, 2021 08:30AM ● By Dr. Sarah Axtell
Ditch the artificial green food coloring this St Patrick’s Day. The combination of sunflower seeds (rich in chlorophyll) and baking soda in these cookies results in a natural green hue. Enjoy!

1 cup sunflower seed butter, unsweetened
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 egg
¼ tsp salt
6 Tbsp coconut or oat flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl, combine the sunflower seed butter, maple syrup and egg. Mix well. Add in the salt, flour and baking soda. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently flatten the tops of the cookies.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cookies will turn green once cooled and will continue to get a deeper green after a couple of hours.

Sarah Axtell is a naturopathic doctor that helps people that are facing many different chronic health conditions, such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and weight-loss resistance. Her passion is using Food as Medicine with her patients. She has a private practice, Lakeside Natural Medicine, in Shorewood.