Ahhhh! I’m so excited to share these corn free cookies with you guys today. I’ve quietly eaten like… at least 10 batches of these and they’re just so good. In addition to being an awesome egg free cookie recipe (some crunchy cookies rely on eggs), this recipe doubles as CEREAL!!! I’ve tested out so many shapes, sizes, bake times, and more. It’s going to be a bit of a long read today, but only because I’m giving you all the details on how to have successful top 8 allergy free cookies that are going to blow your mind.
Let’s Talk About Top 8 Allergy Free Recipes & Ingredients
If you’ve been here for a while, you know a lot of our recipes are either top 8 allergy free, or easy to adapt. We do this as a way to help as many people as possible. If you CAN have major allergens, we have this Swaps & Substitutions article for you to enjoy.
Now, there are common gluten free pseudograins such as millet, sorghum, buckwheat, almond flour, and brown rice flour. However, we won’t be using any of those today because this recipe is also truly corn free, grain free, and paleo compliant. Instead, we’ll be using the incredible tiger nut flour. Tiger nuts are tubers, NOT nuts, and you can read about them here. There are lots of health benefits associated with consuming tiger nuts… yet, I’ll also say: for those who can consume a wide range of ingredients, there are easier ways to collect said benefits. Tiger nuts are on the expensive side, and in my opinion, are specific to those who have limited to no choices.
Related Article: All About Tiger Nuts
More Information on Ingredients
Having a food allergy is unique to you. You’ll be able to consume ingredients that others can’t, such as coconut oil, peanut butter, almond butter, or brown sugar. Here’s what’s neat about that: once you understand HOW ingredients function, you’ll be able to swap as you need to. I have some examples of ingredient swaps down below in today’s recipe.
Can I Add Additional Ingredients?
I’m sure one of you is going to think about adding dairy free chocolate chips to this recipe. I don’t suggest it. Instead, check out this Corn Free, Gluten Free, Top 8 Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. It also happens to be seed free and palm free too.
Today’s recipe has been tested and retested to get all of the ratios right AND retain the crunch. For example, one of the earlier renditions of the recipe had too much maple sugar and it created an almost bitter taste in the end. Another version pushed the salt a tad past its limits.
Whilst I’m usually the first to encourage experimenting, this is one of the recipes on the website that you don’t want to mess with too much. Kind of like the bagels.
The Secret & Magic To Extra Crunch
Today’s gluten free cookie recipe is full of so much crunch it might be illegal. I mean… you guys! So, what’s the big secret?! The shape!! I tested this vegan cookie recipe several ways and learned that when piped as rings, you have soooooooo much crunch!!
You can also achieve a great deal of crunch by creating a smaller cookie. In fact, this is how you’ll be able to make a delicious cereal from this recipe as well. Though, I will admit, it’s a lot of work.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Celery, Citrus, Corn, Cruciferous, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Tomato, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE, FPIES, Low Histamine, Paleo, Vegan
Compatible With: Seed Free, AIP Paleo