I wanted to make some cookies to help me enjoy life despite being so restricted on the elimination diet I am currently on. I decided to adapt my Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to see if they would work and thankfully they did!
I made them one time without gums and they were tasty but very crumbly. Then after some research, I learned that you can use psyllium husk as a substitute for gums and this batch stuck together much better. I forgot to get true psyllium husk from the store, so I just opened my husband’s fiber capsules, which are pure psyllium powder. (Apparently, I’m a fan of use what you got on hand!)
Top 12 Free Quinoa Coconut Cookies
1/2 c. millet flour
1/2 c. sorghum flour
1/4 c. light buckwheat flour
1/4 c. potato starch
1/4 c. tapioca starch
1/2 tsp. psyllium husk
1 1/2 c. quinoa flakes
1 1/2 c. coarsely shredded coconut (or mixture of medium and flakes)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. raisins
1/3 c. + 2 tbsp. canola or light olive oil
1/2 c. sunflower butter (125 g)
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. hemp milk (literally just hemp hearts blended with water)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix together flours, psyllium husk, quinoa, coconut baking powder, salt and raisins.
- Cream together oil, sunflower butter and sugars.
- Add milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add wet ingredients into the dry and mix until smooth. The batter should be somewhat sticky.
- Spoon batter onto cookie sheets or if you want to roll batter into balls, place on cookie sheet and squish into disks. Balls should be around golf ball sized.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned.
- Remove from oven and let sit on sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
Makes 24 – 30 cookies depending on size and how much batter you eat. Cookies do decently in a sealed container on the counter for 2-3 days, but are best stored in the freezer.
My son helped me make and photograph these cookies and he was more than happy to enjoy the fruits of his labour!