I don’t bake cookies all that often. But I thought I would try something different for a change. I’m quite happy with how these turned out considering the modifications I made – you just never know if it’s going to work out!? These allergy friendly cookies are the perfect treat. They can be added to your child’s lunch and taken to school safely, since they are “nut free”, they also happen to be top 8 allergen free. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
- 1 TBSP ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup Red Palm Oil
- ¼ Cup Sunbutter
- ½ Cup Sucanat
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 cup gluten free oats (ground into flour)
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds (ground into pumpkin meal)
- *Optional - ¼ cup add ins*
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small coffee grinder/blender, grind flaxseeds into fine meal.
- Place ground flaxseeds in a small dish and add 3 TBSP water and set aside
- In a high powered blender grind oats and pumpkins seeds together until a flour forms.
- In a medium bowl, combine red palm oil, sunbutter, sugar, salt, vanilla and flax egg - mix well.
- Then add baking powder and baking soda, stir until combined
- Transfer ingredients from medium bowl into blender with oat/pumpkin flour. Set aside bowl.
- Use batter setting, or lightly blend all ingredients together.
- Remove all batter from blender and place back into medium bowl.
- Form dough into 1.5 inch balls (give or take). Place balls on baking sheet with 2-3 inches space, to allow them to spread out while baking.
- *I made my cookies a bit bigger, so they took a little longer to bake, gauge the baking time on the size of cookies you make. Mine took 14min and I made 14 cookies.
Keeping it Simple
I decided to make these cookies without add-ins, but they can easily be transformed into chocolate chip cookies. Other nice add-ins could be dried fruit, even fresh lemon or orange zest. You could do a combo of chocolate chips with orange zest for a similar feel to “Terry’s Chocolate Orange” – Yummm!
I always find doubling the recipe helpful. Even with our small family its nice to have extra baking on hand, or to freeze for later use. Do yourself a favour and make extra, you’ll appreciate having it on hand.
This recipe was adapted from http://ohsheglows.com/