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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sorghum flour is a great option for gluten-free baking. It has been popular in  Africa, The Middle East, and Asia for thousands of years and is slowly gaining popularity in the U.S. Unlike other gluten-free flours, sorghum flour is very smooth in texture and mild it taste, making it a great addition for gluten-free cookies, breads, cakes and muffins. Sorghum flour is high in iron, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Almond flour has a subtle nutty flavor and provides similar benefits that the actual nuts do. The flour is high in protein, iron, calcium, and healthy fats. See the link at the bottom of the page for more information about baking with gluten-free flours.

 

Makes about 28 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
2/3 cup coconut oil
2 large organic free-range eggs, beaten 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (dairy free) chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sorghum flour, potato starch, almond flour, xanthan gum, sea salt, baking soda and coconut sugar.
3. Add in oil, eggs and vanilla extract.
4. Beat dough for two minutes, until it is sticky and smooth.
5. Add in chocolate chips (and nuts); and stir by hand to combine.
6. Roll the dough into balls and arrange on the baking sheet. Press down lightly on the cookies but do not flatten!
7. Bake for 14 minutes. They should be golden brown but slightly soft to the touch.

Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Goddess, she also has a great post on how to substitute different gluten free flours and other ingredients in baking, see the article here!

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

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