Friday, 7 December 2012

High fibre prune and flaxseed gluten free cookies

I know some people with coeliac disease have a need for more fibre.  These cookies are made with prunes and flaxseed, both helpful in preventing constipation.  They taste great, and are an easy way to add these ingredients into your diet without noticing them.

Makes about 20 cookies - about 8cm across.

These have a warm subtle flavour - my usual taster is very good at describing foods and analysing distinct flavours.  With these he just kept saying they taste really good!  They have a warm, subtle flavour with bursts of tart juiciness from the cranberries.  Add more spice or cocoa to adjust the flavour if you want.

Oven at 175C fan

1 small tub prunes - these are 120g breakfast pots, prunes in fruit juice
2 eggs
40g oil
100g muscadovo sugar (lighter sugar will give a paler cookie)
50g flax seed, milled
10g cocoa
100g self raising flour (I use 40% urid, 40% tapioca, 20%cornmeal, with 1tsp baking powder to 100g flour)
2 tsp mixed spice
100g dried cranberries or other dried fruit

Blitz the prunes in a blender or chop.  Mix with the eggs and oil then add the sugar, spice, cocoa and flour.  Finally stir in the cranberries.  Place dollops on a baking sheet, preferably lined with baking parchment or reusable silicone.  Cook for 12 minutes at 175C. Cool on a baking rack.

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