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AIP Baking…. It Can be Done! (Fresh Ginger Spice Cookies)
Confession. I love to bake. Weird, because I prefer savory foods, but I enjoy the science of combining ingredients and coming up with something sweet and enjoyable. In the years of being gluten free I had mastered baking with coconut and almond flours, but really relied on eggs. Attempting to bake egg free scared me, especially since I don’t have access to this gelatin that everyone raves about on all the AIP blogs, but I wanted cookies so I thought the time for experimentation had come.
The plan was to use dates to sweeten them, add in tons of fall spices and I hoped a banana would act as an egg. The plan worked and I have cookies!!!! Honestly, the skeptic in me expected a gooey mess and was more than pleasantly surprised when I took these out of the oven.
Fresh Ginger Spice Cookies
(GF, NT, DF, egg free, processed sugar free, AIP compliant)
Serves: makes 9 cookies
– 1 medium banana
– 3 pitted dates
– 3 T coconut flour
– 1 1/2 T coconut oil
– 3 T shredded coconut
– 2 t grated fresh ginger + 1/4 t ground ginger
– 1/8 t apple cider vinegar
– 1/8 t baking soda
– 1/4 t cinnamon
– 1/4 t cloves
– pinch of sea salt
– about 2 T water
– preheat oven to 180C/ 350F
– place all ingredients (except water) in small food processor and pulse until combined
– drizzle in up to 2 T water until you get a cookie dough consistency (should form a ball and pull together on the side of the bowl). The amount of water will depend on how dry your dates are, brand of coconut flour, etc.
– use a small cookie scoop to form 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet
– flatten with a fork to form crossed lines on the cookies
– bake 18-20 minutes until edges are brown
– let cool on tray for a few minutes to harden a bit and then transfer to a cooling rack
– makes 9 soft cookies
The easiest way to grate fresh ginger is to keep chunks of it in the freezer. Take out a chunk and grate it while frozen using a microplane.
This recipe was shared on the Phoenix Helix Auto Immune Protocol Recipe Roundup.