Midnight cravings

by Christina on September 19, 2011

Why do our bodies crave such bad food when we’re exhausted? My midnight cookie cravings have been nearly impossible to resist, and our team has been on the search for 24-hour dessert delivery businesses.

Today I woke up inspired to make a better kind of cookie: dairy-free, gluten-free, and (almost) sugar-free (thanks to Oh She Glows for the inspiration!).

Ingredients (I discovered brown rice and coconut flour today)

I tend not to use measuring cups or spoons, so here are the rough estimates (adding more or less of wet/dry ingredients for desired cookie consistency):

  • 1 cup brown rice four
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup carob chips and cacao nubs
  • 3 packets of truvia
  • (Next time: peanut butter and walnuts)

Bake @ 350 for 10 minutes.

A little on the crumbly side, but not bad! They will do for tonight.

Anyone have favorite late-night craving suggestions?

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Jen September 19, 2011 at 12:27 am


I’m guessing the midnight cravings are because your body is really tired and wants the quick sugar energy. Maybe coffee would do the trick? But why have coffee when you can eat those cookies! I want one!!


Christina September 19, 2011 at 12:48 am

Yes, that makes sense about needing the quick energy! My new thing has been chocolate covered espresso beans (too good).

I’ll try to save some dough for you for next time you come over… we can indulge in these and your paleo pancakes!


Maria September 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

If you have a strong blender, soak dates in some almond milk (just a trickle) blend them with some coconut oil your choice if nuts and dried fruit. Roll into balls, logs, whatever and dip them into powdered cocoa, flakes coconut, crushed pistachios….

Apricots, cherries, mango, all those dried fruits work chopped up. Almonds, macadamias and walnuts are great for this too.

You can also use flavorings like vanilla, cinnamon, rose water, lemon or orange peel..


Christina September 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I love this idea – thanks, Maria! I really need a vitamix (still saving up for it!)


adventureyoga November 20, 2011 at 2:12 am

Try this recipe:
1 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 egg
~1/4 cup chocolate almond milk(or any alternative)
2 Tablespoons agave or Maple Syrup
1-2 tsp baking powder
dark chocolate chips
pecans and/or raisins optional
bake at 375 for about 15 minutes(depending how dark you like it)
again, add or decrease liquid content according to consistency…thicker consistency makes for “harder cookies”, as the consistency gets softer it becomes more like a muffin. These are healthy and taste GREAT!


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