I love all kind of food shops, I enter in all I find. I don't care if they're gourmet, supermarkets, or healthy food stores, I see food I'm in! A few weeks ago I was stroling around in a shop that specialises in diet foods and I spotted these ice-cream ball shaped cookies or cakes.
As I do allways I checked the ingredients list, I do it not because I have an obsession of any kind, I'm just a curious cookie and I like to know what I'm putting into my body. These things had only 3 ingredients: carrots, coconut and corn syrup. No eggs, no flour, no sugar... They looked quite good and I bought the package of 2 for my afternoon snack to try them.
I loved them! I could notice they had been baked but not to much, I could still taste the fresh flavour of bouth the carrot and the coconut. And they were sweet enough and very moist. Today I decided I would give a try at cloning them, and I have to say I think I did a good job! Well, you can't go much wrong with just 3 ingredients... I even threw in 2 last minute additions that I thought would go well with the healthy theme of this things.
- CARROT-COCONUT "COOCAKES"
- 1 cup finelly grated carrot (2 medium ones)
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 3 tsps corn syrup
Mix everything together with a spoon until the dough is evenly moist. I did mine with a small ice-cream scoop and then flatten the balls a little. Bake at 180ºC (350ºF) for about 12 minutes.
Problem is I can't decide if these are cookies or little cakes... They do look like cookies but are soft and moist like cakes... I'm aware coocakes is a stupid name, but was the only one I could come for them... If you have any other ideia please let me know!