Delicious Gluten-free Cookies
Serves: 18 - 20 cookies
Prep time: 10m
Cook Time: 10m
Whether you have a food intolerance for celiac disease, or you’ve decided to cut gluten from your diet in order to live a healthier life like those who follow the paleo diet, everyone deserves a tasty cookie now and again!
This gluten free, low sugar cookie recipe shows that being free from traditional ingredients doesn’t mean free from flavor! These cookies are delicious and super healthy.
They substitute in coconut sugar instead of refined sugar meaning they are lower in GI than those using traditional sweeteners and they use peanut butter rather than margarine, so they are packed with healthy fats. Also, they have an excellent 3.5 grams of protein per cookie, making them the perfect post workout treat!
So, what is coconut flour? Dried coconuts is the only single ingredient in coconut flour. It is milled into a fine texture which resembles your normal flour. The best thing is that it doesn't contain any gluten. Coconut flour is rich in fiber, in iron, potassium and protein.
We may have seen that sometimes cookie recipes even using coconut flour make use of other flours like wheat flour, white flour, tapioca flour and so no. Our recipe wholly uses only coconut flour. Thus, making it gluten- free, dairy free.
Moreover, as these cookies are dairy free and paleo friendly, no matter what diet you follow, these are a little bit of sweetness that everyone can enjoy.
This recipe was brought to you courtesy www.healthambition.com
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
- 3/4 Cups Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1.4 Cups Coconut Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Organic Wet-Milled Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- 1 Egg
- Line a cookie tray with parchment paper while preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut sugar and coconut oil until it comes together then add in the eggs and mix further until it forms a firm dough.
- Add the coconut flour, salt and baking soda and combine until a dough is formed.
- Once the dough is combined, gently fold in the chocolate chips (optionally substitute with nuts / dry fruits)
- Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, place the mixture in balls onto the prepared parchment paper and flatten with the palm of your hand. The mixture should make around 20 cookies.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
- Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool, if you have any leftover dough, you can repeat the baking process.
- When cooled, sit back and enjoy
Nutrition: Per Cookie:
Fat: 8.5 gram
Carbohydrates: 9.8 grams
Sugar: 7.4 grams
Fiber: 1.7 grams
Protein: 3.5 grams