Written by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN
Suzanne’s Anyone Can Eat, Unless You Hate Coconut, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan Cookies
1 and 1/2 cups oat flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup arrowroot powder*
1 and 1/2 teaspoons xantham gum powder*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3/4 to 1 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
3/4 melted coconut oil (Melt on stove top over very low heat (in a metal bowl))
One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix wet ingredients together. Stir dry ingredients into wet, a bit at a time. Add chips. Form into cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Thicker, smaller cookies (form a ball and flatten very slightly with fingers) work best. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes.
*If you cannot obtain arrowroot powder and xanthum gum, substitute 3 tablespoons corn starch for arrowroot powder and omit xanthum gum; this results in a dryer, more crumbly cookies.
Author Suzanne Dixon MPH, MS, RDN is an epidemiologist and registered dietitian, and an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in nutrition, chronic disease prevention and management, and health and wellness. Suzanne is best known as the creator of the award-winning website CancerNutritionInfo.com (sold in 2005), which was acclaimed by the New York Times and named one of Time magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites of 2005. She has numerous scholarly and popular literature publications and has received awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public and Distinguished Practice in Oncology Nutrition. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor, and currently runs her own consulting business in Portland, Oregon.
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