Carob has become a popular chocolate substitute also known as 'healthy chocolate'.
Although it has a slightly different taste than chocolate, it has only one-third the calories, is virtually fat-free, is non allergenic, has abundant protein, and has no oxalic acid, which interferes with absorption of calcium.
Carob has excellent nutritional value. Along with up to 80% protein, it contains Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium Manganese, and the vitamins A, B, B2, B3, and D.
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup brown sugar (or less)
1/2 cup Rice Bran oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup carob pieces
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 180
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
Whisk together sugar, oil, egg and vanilla.
Add flour mixture to oil mixture and stir just until blended.
Stir in the carob pieces and dried cranberries.
Make into small lumps and place onto baking paper and then onto a baking tray ready for the oven.
Bake for about 15 minutes
Enjoy a cookie with a cup of tea.
(Cookies are a sometimes treat)
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