It’s movie night. The kids bring their pillows and beanbag chairs out to the living room. Mom gathers the remote controls and a great big blanket for us to share. I’m busy in the kitchen whipping up some low sugar, gaps friendly cookies for us all to enjoy on this cold winter’s night.
It’s almost Christmas, and we are watching Home Alone tonight. I just feel like a nice hot chocolate and a good Christmas cookie. However, I can’t just make any traditional cookie. I have to make sure these cookies meet a certain health criteria in order to follow our Autism Treatment Plan. If my cookies meet this criterion then I don’t have to worry about Ethan eating them all, and I can keep the night low stress for everyone. (Another component of our treatment plan)
These cookies will have to be
- Low sugar
- Low Oxalate
- Low Carb
- High Fat
It’s Like Magic
Having literally no idea what I was making, I just started cracking some eggs, grating some ginger, melting some butter, little cinnamon here, little honey there, and suddenly I just whipped together some fantastically tasty, yet low sugar, low oxalate, paleo, & even GAPS friendly cookies. Needless to say they were devoured before the opening credits were finished.
Like every success I’ve had in the kitchen, I was completely winging it. Of course, I didn’t measure as I was going. However, I have recreated this recipe 3 times, and I believe, I have the measurements down. Now, I get to share the recipe with you. May your family love them as much as mine.
Easy, but Amazing Low Sugar Gaps Friendly Cookies
- 3 Eggs
- ¼ cup melted grass-fed butter
- ¼ avocado oil
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp fresh ginger*
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1-2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener*
- ¼-1/2 cup of Coconut Flour
I use my Vitamix for all my mixing and blending needs. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, a standard mixer or food processor can be used as well.
- Turn oven on 375 (any higher will damage the avocado oil)
- Add eggs to Vitamix and turn on low-medium speed.
- Pour in melted butter & avocado oil
- Add baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, honey, and monk fruit
- Slowly add in the coconut flour until it thickens just enough to be spoonable. It should be thicker than pancake batter, but thinner than traditional cookie dough.
- Spoon batter into pan of your choice. I use a glass Pyrex pan.
- Bake for about 15 minutes
- ½ tsp of ground ginger can be used in lieu of fresh ginger
- Xylitol or erythritol can be used instead of monk fruit. Stevia can also be used. However, I have never baked with stevia because my wife is very allergic.
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These cookies taste great combined with my delicious low sugar eggnog. (click here for recipe)