Gluten-Free Almond Flax Cookies


Hello. It’s been a while…

So much has happened since I last shared a recipe from my own kitchen. I’ll have to catch you up in little pieces. But for now I’ll start with hello. Or maybe a better line is HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE!

We’re literally on the other side of Puget Sound from West Seattle now, living on the Kitsap Peninsula. It’s been almost two years and we are loving our new life on the water. Our view faces West Seattle and with binoculars I can actually see Joy’s neighborhood. Hi, Joy!

Okay, a few details about what we’ve been up to:

Joy has set aside food blogging for a much more important cause – working for the Hereditary Neuropathapy Foundation, one of the few organizations in the world dedicated to finding a cure for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Many of you know about the challenges Joy faces living with CMT and how it has affected her daily life. I’m so impressed by how she has risen to every challenge and how she is working to make a difference for others. I love you, Joy!

I’ve had a lot going on, too, but like I said, I will catch you up in little pieces. For now, I want to share an incredible recipe that was shared with me by a fellow cabi stylist and new friend, Pam Williamson. Gluten-Free Flax Cookies!! Oh, so incredibly delicious!


Okay, one more little piece of information. Marvin’s lost 50 pounds since last September and we’ve been eating very differently lately. We’ve ditched a lot of the sugar, gluten and grains we used to eat. We’ve been doing a lot of vegetables, fruits, and protein and we’ve definitely been staying away from cookies! But when Pam brought these to a cabi sale last weekend, I couldn’t resist. This is such a great recipe I just had to share. Imagine a very moist oatmeal raisin cookie without the flour and the oats. With flax seed and almond butter, these cookies are almost like little energy bars. They mix up really fast – 5 to 10 minutes is all you need. If we are going to treat ourselves to a cookie, these are the ones I want to eat!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

– Mary


Gluten-Free Almond Flax Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free Baking
Author: A Passionate Plate
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Serves: 16 cookies
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup golden flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup craisins or raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Using a stand mixer, combine almond butter, sugar, honey, and vanilla. Mix on medium until creamy.
  4. Add egg and mix to combine.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix just until combined.
  6. Drop or scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, leaving about 2″ between cookies.
  7. Gently press cookies to flatten.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edge start to brown.
  9. Cool completely on baking sheets, then remove and store in refrigerator or freezer.
  10. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERBAKE. Cookies should come out of the oven soft.




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  2. Caroline Ellison says:

    So good to hear from A Passionate Plate again! I’m not much of a baker, but these look so good I might get inspired. Kudos to Marvin for the weight loss. If the world went gluten-free my life would be better than ever. 🙂

    • MaryMiller says:

      Hi, Caroline! Great to hear from you! I will probably be posting a lot more gluten-free recipes in APP since that is how I’m eating these days. The Abascal Way anti-inflammation diet/cook book has been my biggest inspiration. (And eating less gluten has been the best thing I’ve found to keep my aches and pains away). I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% GF, because I just love food too much, but it has made a difference. Marvin has been an inspiration. It’s been quite a life-change for him. 🙂

  3. Marilyn Gordon says:

    Hi Mary, welcome back. This recipe will be great for Marvins (our) great niece, Ellie. She’s 9, I believe and was diagnosed about 2 years ago with Celiac. I also will pass them on to the TOPS group because we have a member who was also diagnosed with it about 3 years ago. I hope to try them also. Thanks!

    • MaryMiller says:

      Hi, Marilyn – I think Ellie will love these cookies. The Bob’s Red Mill flour section in your grocery store should have golden flax and unsweetened coconut, or the bulk foods section if you have one.

  4. Helen Rachford says:

    Hi Joy,……..Gary’s second son, Colin-15, has celiac’s so this recipe sounds really good to me……..I will share it with his mom………All’s well here in New Lenox……..The STUDY Group is getting together next week and I will tell them I contacted you………We all think of your mom and when we reminisce about the “old days,” her name is always in the conversation!

  5. Joy Aldrich says:

    Hi, Mary! These look delish. Thanks for the kind words. I miss this…

    • MaryMiller says:

      Hi, Joy – Hello from the other side! I hope the planning for the CMT summit is going well. Congrats on getting the scholarship launched!

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