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How to Make Healthy Gluten-Free Cookies
Posted by Kristen on Oct 04, 2011
Nutrient-dense? Abundant in healthy fiber? Gluten-free? Good enough to share with highly sensitive food critics among family and friends? Check, check, check, and check.
Thanks to Kristen, here's a step-by-step look at how to make healthy, gluten-free cookies that kids and adults in your life will love. - Ben Kim
For this delicious cookie recipe, you will need:
3 cups raw sunflower seeds (soaked in water overnight, drained)
10 pitted dates (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup chopped dried apricots (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup raisins (soaked for 1 hour, drained)
1 cup almond butter
1 tablespoon vanilla (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Blend the sunflower seeds, dates, dried apricots and raisins in food processor to a nutty consistency.
Add in the Almond Butter. You can also add in the vanilla and cinnamon at this point if you wish.
Roll into small balls and flatten out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Tip: I found it was easier to roll into balls after refrigerating the mixture for about 30 minutes.
Cover and refrigerate for one hour before serving. Enjoy!
Please note that because this gluten-free cookie recipe calls for dried fruits, it's highly recommended that you floss and brush after eating. Nothing creates dental cavities as quickly as dried fruit that remains in contact with your choppers. - Ben Kim
We found this recipe for healthy, gluten-free cookies in the Fall 2001 edition of Health Science magazine.
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