I have to admit, cookies are something I would say I miss the most after cleaning up my diet. Delicious gluten free cookies are few and far between, and the cookies that are tasty tend to be laden with dairy, refined sugars and who knows what else. So, even if they taste good, the repercussions of eating them (bloating, acne, upset tummy) just aren’t worth it. You can imagine my excitement when I came across a recipe that was free of gunk and ACTUALLY tasted good. Good enough to bring to a party for people who eat ‘normally’.
I first made a version of these at a cooking class I was doing for nutrition school, in which all the recipes we made came from the cookbook Earthly & Divine. The author, Eva, is amazing and I think all nutritionists aspire to have her skills in the kitchen. When I was playing around with these gluten free cookies I did make a few versions, and I just couldn’t decide which I liked better, so I’ve decided to tell you about both of them!
For the first gluten free cookies, I used 1/2 cup quinoa flour. For the second version, instead of the quinoa flour, I put 1/2 cup of gluten free oats. I pulsed the oats in the food processor to make them not quite as large. The only difference is that the oatmeal ones turn out more like oatmeal cookies (obviously haha), and the quinoa cookies turn out with a bit more of a muffin-y texture. Both were delicious.
For these gluten free cookies, I put in chocolate chips and blueberries. However, the sky’s the limit. You could add pecans, walnuts, cacao nibs, raisins, or whatever you’re heart desires!
There are a few things about these cookies that I think are important to note: