Homemade Oatmeal cookies on a old wooden table

Gluten free, Dairy free, Detox-friendly. My family absolutely love these cookies! They are packed with protein and fiber. For new moms, you can omit the chocolate and serve these as lactation-promoting cookies. (To all the males out there: that doesn’t mean this will make you lactate! – but it will aid in healthy cholesterol levels.)

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup ground or whole chia seeds
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 5 cups gluten free rolled-oats
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Other Ingredients:

  • ½ to 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • chopped dark chocolate bar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the chi seeds into a large bowl and pour the hot water over them; immediately whisk together (otherwise it will clump up). Let rest for a  few minutes, then add the oil, apple sauce, almond butter, sugar and vanilla. Whisk well.
  3. Add the oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir well with a large wooden spoon. Add the raisins and optional chocolate. Stir again.
  4. Drop by the large spoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Gently press each cookie down with the palm of your hand. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Source: Nourishing Meals: Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family

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