Desserts, Food

Allergy-Friendly Ginger Cookies

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Paleo, Vegan

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you know how hard it is to go to a social gathering or party and not to be able to eat any of the delicious treats that people make. Or, to have to wonder if those gluten-free cupcakes someone made especially for you are really gluten-free. From experience, you know it’s usually just better to bring your own treats.

These ginger cookies are great for parties and daycare centers because they are free from multiple common allergens. They are dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free. Unfortunately they are not calorie-free 😉 But, they are quite tasty and easy to make.

What are those other cookies on the plate? They are my Everything-Free “Chocolate” Cookies and they are equally delicious. Be sure to check them out as well!

How to Make Allergy-Friendly Ginger Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut flour
2 TBS tapioca starch
1 TBS ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup filtered water
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 TBS honey

Preparation

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the water, coconut oil, and honey and mix until fully combined.

Scoop 1 TBS sized balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack after 2 minutes to cool.


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Desserts, Food

Everything-Free “Chocolate” Carob Cookies

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Paleo, Vegan

When they’re “everything free” that means they’re made of air and have zero calories, right?

Um, well, not quite. I wish.

But they are delicious and they are great for kids with multiple allergies because they are dairy-free, egg-free, chocolate-free gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free. They also make a tasty treat for vegans, vegetarians or people on the Paleo or Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet.

I first made these cookies as a treat for my sweet-tooth husband back when he was trying the AIP diet back in January. If you’ve never heard of the AIP diet, you can read more about the diet and our experience with it here.

You might be wondering how a cookie can be “chocolate-free” and still taste like chocolate. The secret is carob powder, which is derived from the sweet pulp of the pods of the Carob tree. Carob powder tastes similar to chocolate, but is caffeine-free and rich in fiber. I was able to find it at my local grocer store, but you may have to order it online if you can’t find it in your area.

I hope you enjoy these tasty little cookies. I’m going to be sharing my recipe for the allergy-friendly ginger cookies also pictured above next week, so stay tuned!

P.S. You can also tell yourself these are healthy because they have some avocado in them. 😉

How to Make Everything-Free “Chocolate” Carob Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut flour
3 TBS carob powder
2 TBS tapioca starch
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup filtered water
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 TBS honey
1 TBS molasses
1/2 avocado, mashed

Preparation

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the avocado, water, coconut oil, molasses, and honey and mix until fully combined.

Scoop 1 TBS sized balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack after 2 minutes to cool.


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