Gluten Free Cookie Recipes and Gluten Free Crackers
Gluten free cookie recipes can include something as comforting as chocolate chip gluten free cookies or gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookies.
These gluten free cookie recipes will be free of any wheat products or grains that contain gluten.
You will find a wide range of gluten free cookies at your favorite grocery stores, but sadly most of these snacks will be pretty unhealthy.
It is better to learn how to make gluten free cookie recipes and crackers at home for you and your family.
The ingredients you choose and the way you prepare your gluten free flours for your snacks can make all the difference in the world to the health of you and your family.
Gluten Free Cookie Recipes - Chocolate Chip
1 1/8 cup Organic Gluten Free Flour 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt 1 Large Pastured Egg 1 Stick of Unsalted Grass Fed Butter 1/2 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup Organic Brown Sugar 1 cup Organic Chocolate Chips Instructions:
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix wet ingredients in a larger bowl. Mix the two together. Stir in chips. Put large spoonfuls of dough on greased cookie tray. Bake at 375 for 10 min. VIDEO
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Gluten Free Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup Organic Peanut Butter 1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar 1 Large Pastured Egg 1 1/4 cups Organic Rolled Oats 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda Instructions:
Mix the peanut butter and brown sugar together. Then mix in the egg. Stir in the rolled oats and baking soda. Form patties of cookie dough with your hands and slightly flatten. Bake cookies on a greased cookie tray at 350 degrees F for approx. 10 minutes.
Remember, many grains contain a good amount of anti-nutrients like phytic acid which means that they will need to be removed before consuming.
Oats have a fairly high amount of an anti-nutrient called phytic acid aka phytates.
this anti-nutrient will bind to important minerals like calcium and
magnesium to prevent their absorption - which is quite a problem.
This will lead to some pretty major health issues. Like bone and tooth problems!
Minimizing anti-nutrients can include soaking and culturing
to help get rid of oat's phytic acid. Properly preparing oats also releases beneficial nutrients found in the oats.
A natural enzyme called phytase will be present in
varying degrees in certain grains.
When phytase is properly
activated, it will help to break down phytic acid or phytates very effectively.
Unfortunately, the phytase enzyme is not really present in oats.
However, this enzyme is abundant in buckwheat which is also gluten free.
For every 1 cup of Organic Rolled Oats (not instant) soak in 1
cup of Warm Filtered Water with 2 Tbsp. of Lemon Juice, Whey, or Kefir. Add 10% gluten free flour High in Phytase like Buckwheat Flour (about 1 heaping Tbsp.) Let oats soak for 12 to 24 hours on a warm shelf in your kitchen in a glass bowl covered with a kitchen towel.
*You can make an oat flour by drying soaked oats in a dehydrator according to the directions of
Soaking and culturing (aka souring) are basic methods used to help
eliminate phytic acid using the phytase enzyme.
Gluten Free Cheesy Crackers
By making your own gluten free snacks, you can choose what ingredients will go into or not go into your homemade snack foods.
Always choose the best ingredients for your gluten free snacks like 100% grass fed dairy foods to get more nutrition.
And choose organic ingredients over non-organic.
2 1/3 cup Grated Grass Fed Medium or Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/4 cup Cold Unsalted Grass Fed Butter (cut into cubes) 1 1/4 cups Organic & Properly Prepared Gluten Free Flours 1 tsp. Premium Xanthan Gum 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt 1/4 tsp. Organic Garlic Powder 1/4 tsp. Organic Paprika Approx. 2 Tbsp. of Ice Water Instructions:
Process ingredients in a food processor for 1 minute or until cheese is incorporated with flour. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp. of Ice water - pulsing with each addition to form a firm dough. Remove from processor and knead dough with your hands for 20 seconds. Dust kitchen top with gluten free flour and roll out dough to 1/8 thickness. Form a rectangle and use a pastry wheel to cut crackers - poke holes in the center of each cracker with a blunt toothpick. Bake on a lined cookie sheet at 375 F for approx. 25 minutes. Bake until puffy and brown on edges. Cool on a wire rack.
Eliminating or lowering anti-nutrients such as phytic acid by using
gluten free flours lower in this anti-nutrient, ensures
more nutrition for your gluten free snacks.
Hidden Gluten Sources
Starch & Modified Starch Modified Food Starch Vegetable Gum Maltodextrin Malt Extract Caramel Color Colorings & Flavorings Emulsifiers & Gluten Stabilizers Hydrolyzed Plant Protein Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Texturized Vegetable Protein Preservatives
Wholemeal Flour Wheat Flour Graham Flour Gluten Flour Harina Flour Flour
Bleached Flour Unbleached Flour Bread Flour Enriched Flour Enriched White Flour
Tips for Gluten Free Snacks
As a recap snacks that are gluten free are totally free of the hard
to digest protein called gluten which many people cannot handle very
well these days.
Thankfully, there are so many new gluten free flour alternatives to try when it comes to making your own gluten free snacks.
remember, you must learn how to properly prepare your gluten free
flours for your gluten free crackers and gluten free cookie recipes.
Or you will find yourself in the same situation that you experienced with the flours that contain gluten.
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