brown rice syrup to sweeten and hold the ingredients together. Brown Rice Syrup is made by fermenting brown rice with special enzymes that break down the natural starch content of the rice. This process produces a translucent syrup that's an excellent alternative to white and brown sugar. Unlike simple sugars, such as monosaccharides and disaccharides, Brown Rice Syrup is a polysaccharide, or a complex sugar. The unique structure of complex sugars allows them to be absorbed and broken down more slowly than simple sugars, avoiding rapid spikes in blood glucose. Slower absorption also allows the body to utilize complex sugars for energy instead of having to store them as fat for later use.
Orange Ginger Cookies
Makes 2 1/2 dozen
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 cup currants
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger (peeled & finely grated)
1 tsp. vanilla
1.) Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly brush with oil.
2.) In a bowl mix all dry ingredients together.
3.) In another bowl mix all wet ingredients and wisk until smooth.
4.) Combine dry and wet ingredients.
5.) Place heaping Tbsp. of cookie dough on baking sheet spaced an inch apart. Flatten cookie with a glass dipped in flour to prevent sticking.
6.) Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown around edges.