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Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies

cinnamon Plantain Cookies
Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies
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Servings: 32-35 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium ripe plantain
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use powder if you are AIP)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (use mace if you are AIP)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Peel the plantain and process in food processor until smooth. Add all the other ingredients except the shredded coconut and process until smooth. Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Add the shredded coconut and just pulse until combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl.

Using a teaspoon drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving room to expand. Use all the cookie batter this way.

Place plastic wrap over the cookie sheets and with a spatula flatten the cookies (this helps it not stick).

Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until the edges brown. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

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Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Servings: 12- 15 cookies
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Combine the coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs and salt in one bowl. Add coconut flour, shredded coconut and chocolate chips, mix together.

Make small cookie balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies start to brown.

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies
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Servings: about 100 cookies
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic sucanat
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups tapioca starch
  • 6 cups rice flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • handful chocolate chips
  • handful raisins

Mix butter, coconut oil, and sucanat together until creamy. Add eggs to the mixture. Add dry ingredients.

Slowly add water until the mixture is wet enough to be shaped into a soft dough. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a prepared baking sheet, shape dough into cookies by hand.

Bake at 375° F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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Gluten Free German Spice Cookies

Gluten Free German Spice Cookies
Gluten Free German Spice Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder*
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening, or grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise extract

*If you do not have psyllium husk powder, replace with 1 egg.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix on low speed until combined and dough comes together.

Gently roll dough into 1″ balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Let cool completely. Store in a sealed container.

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Coconut Cookies

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Coconut Cookies
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Servings: 30
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 2/3 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream concentrate, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 8 drops cinnamon essential oil or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl combine coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda (and dried cinnamon if using). Stir thoroughly.

In a medium bowl combine melted coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate. Add honey, eggs, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar (and cinnamon essential oils if using those). Mix thoroughly.

Slowly add wet ingredients to dried and mix thoroughly. Add raisins and stir.

Form two tablespoons full of dough into a ball and press down gently on a baking sheet until you have approximately 30 cookies. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool before serving.

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Gluten Free Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Gluten Free Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Servings: 36
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter or shortening, peanut butter, sugar and honey until smooth. Add in vanilla and eggs, beat well.

Slowly add in baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch and salt until just blended. Fold in cacao nibs or chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a liner. You may add texture and flatten the cookies a little before baking by gently pressing a fork across the tops of the cookies, if desired.

Note: if using cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips, the nibs will be hidden in the cookies and not as evident as chocolate chips would be, as pictured above.

Bake at 375 ° F for about 12-15 minutes.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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Gluten Free Molasses Apple Pie Cookies

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Gluten Free Molasses Apple Pie Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Gluten Free Crust:

  • 2/3 cup almond flour*
  • 1/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup palm shortening (or grass-fed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk**

Molasses Apple Filling:

  • 2 apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Gluten Free Crusts:

In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cassava flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder and salt until blended.

Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in honey and milk until a smooth dough ball forms. Chill for about 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface about 1/4″ thick. Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 ° F for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Molasses Apple Filling:

Meanwhile, combine ingredients for apple filling in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool about 10 minutes.

Spoon apple mixture over pie crusts. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon if desired.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Gluten Free Autumn Spice Cookies

Gluten Free Autumn Spice Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses, or whole cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (or 1 egg)
  • 1 cup sweet potato flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325° F.

In a mixing bowl, cream together honey, molasses or cane sugar, and coconut oil until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and applesauce until smooth.

Add in flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Beat until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out dough and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press cookies flat using your palm.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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