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publication date: Oct 2, 2013

Carrot, Raisin  Spice Chewies Gluten Free

I'm tired of not being able to eat anything I bake...so I've made the Carrot Raisin Spicy Chewies from 'Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar' with gluten free flour. I couldn't find the millet flour that is part of the gluten free flour blend they recommend, so I adapted the mix and it worked great. Sure...it's a bit more crumbly than wheat flour, but the best way to go with Gluten Free is to avoid comparisons. Is it yummy in my tummy? If the answer is 'Yes', then that's good enough for me!

Ingredients

1/3 cup Rice Dream

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1/2 cup canola or sunflower oil

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

1/3 teaspoon vanilla

1 3/4 cup Gluten Free Mix - Made up of:  1/4 cup Almond or Coconut Flour, 1/3 cup white rice flour, 1/3 cup millet flour (I used Dove Farm GF plain flour) plus 3 tablespoons tapioca flour and 1 tablespoon flax seeds. This doesn't make quite enough so I topped up with Dove Farm Gluten Free plain flour.

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup finely grated carrots, lightly packed

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup nuts of choice if using

1 cup raisins or other dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350°F, 170°C

Grease two baking sheets

In a large bowl, beat together the non-dairy milk, flax seeds, oil, sugars, orange zest, and vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to moisten ingredients and fold in the carrots, coconut, nuts and fruit. Dough will be sticky and moist.

Drop generous tablespoons of the dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between each. Bake for 14-16 minutes until the edges are brown and the tops firm. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool.

Gluten Free Chewy Cookies

I find GF takes a little longer to cook than wheat based cookies.



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