You will love these low-FODMAP cookies! They have a nice, somewhat chewy center and are crunchy on the outside. I wanted to bake with almond meal this week and was inspired by this Almond Oat Cookies recipe from EatGood4Life. I have adapted her recipe and also made it low-FODMAP, and very delicious!
When you go about making this recipe, keep in mind the mixture will be a little crumbly. Just be sure to pack the dough tightly when making balls into between your palms and then gently press down to flatten on the baking sheet. Enjoy these as a snack, or with tea, or bring them to your next brunch with friends. Scroll down to see how much oats, almond meal, and coconut is low-FODMAP per person. Enjoy!
Low-FODMAP Oat Almond Coconut Cookies
Yields: 16 cookies
- 1 cup rolled oats, gluten free*
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add all ingredients to a stand mixer and combine well.
- Take dough in hands and grab a palm-sized amount and roll into balls. Place on baking sheet and flatten gently with palm of your hand.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes.
- Remove from oven and leave cookies on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a cookie wire rack to cool completely. This step is crucial as the cookies need time to cool otherwise they will crumble.
*If you want to cut down on the fat content of these cookies, use half the amount of chia seeds and substitute coconut oil for olive oil.
*If following the low-FODMAP diet and you do not have celiac disease, oats do not have to be gluten-free. Celiacs use gluten-free oats as there is the potential for cross-contamination when oats are manufactured with other grains.
Low-FODMAP Servings for Ingredients Listed Above
For your reference, in case you want to cook or bake with the ingredients used in this recipe, please take note of the serving sizes for those ingredients which can potentially become moderate to high in FODMAPs, if you don’t follow suggested low-FODMAP servings:
- Almond meal – 1/4 cup is low-FODMAP, 1/2 cup is high-FODMAP
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut -1/4 cup is low-FODMAP, 1/2 cup is moderate-FODMAP
- Oats – quick (dry) – 1/4 cup uncooked is low-FODMAP, 1/2 cup is moderate-FODMAP
- Oats- rolled – 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup are low-FODMAP. Some people find sticking to a 1/2 cup or less does not trigger symptoms of IBS.
- Coconut oil and other oils are naturally low in FODMAPs, just keep in mind whenever you are using oils that the fat from the oil can adversely affect gut motility. Use oils in moderation.
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