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Five ingredients and less than half an hour - that's all it take to make these quick green keto cookies. I first learnt how to achieve the green effect when I was working on my Grain-Free Sunflower Bread. To my surprise, the sunflower seeds turned out vibrant green.
How does it work? Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that gives the seeds the ability of turning green under certain conditions. When chlorogenic acid mixes with alkaline baking ingredients such as baking soda, it turns green. Chlorogenic acid is beneficial because it may slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal.
If you don't want your baked goods to turn out green, you can neutralise the effect of baking soda by adding some acidic ingredients like cream of tartar, vinegar or lemon juice. Although the green effect is not always desirable, it's perfect for St Patrick's Day, Easter or Halloween!
If you follow a ketogenic diet, it's not easy to get enough magnesium. What's great about these cookies is that they will both satisfy your cravings and boost your magnesium intake. One cookie contains almost 25% of your daily magnesium requirements!
Tip: If you have my apps, try dipping these keto cookies in my Creamy Spiced Cocoa - it's sugar-free and dairy-free.
Serving size cookie
Allergy information for 5 Ingredient Nut-Free Keto Green Cookies
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, cookie)
Net carbs3.6 grams
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 13%, fat 80%
Total carbs6.3 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars1 gramsSaturated fat3.4 gramsSodium119 mg(5% RDA)Magnesium93 mg(23% RDA)Potassium191 mg(10% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 10 cookies)
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