We love our earth and all that it grows, provides, and gifts to us. Purchasing, cooking, and eating fresh, local, organic products is one way to support a healthy environment, as well as healthy bodies and economies. We’re in full support and live our values on Earth Day and every day!
This Earth Day we here at the Conscious Kitchen are celebrating with some sustainability inspired sweet treats. Today we are highlighting the powerhouse crop of hemp seeds in our delightful hemp oatmeal cookies!
Hemp is an incredibly sustainable crop for a multitude of reasons. Since hemp behaves like a conventional weed it grows fast, with little water, in a compact space and it doesn’t require the use of pesticides. If this isn’t compelling enough, hemp is an incredible plant where nearly all parts of the plant can be utilized from the stalk to leaves, oil, and the seeds. Hemp even sequesters carbon!
Not to mention, these fibrous protein-rich hemp seeds have tons of helpful health benefits as well! We LOVE using hemp and we hope you’ll love these hemp oatmeal cookies!
Hemp oatmeal cookies
- 1 cup coconut butter at room temperature (We love Dr. Bronner’s!)
- 1 ½ cups coconut sugar
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds (pre-hydrate in 6 Tablespoons water for 15 minutes until viscous)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups oat flour (simply grind up oats in a blender)
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 bag hemp seeds
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream coconut butter and sugar. You can do this by hand with a wooden spoon. Add the chia seed mixture and vanilla. Stir in baking soda, salt, and flour. Finally, mix in the oats. Pour hemp seeds onto a plate and begin to form cookie dough into small balls. Dip into hemp seeds to coat the top. Bake for 10
to 15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!