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Apple Coconut Muffin Top Cookies (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan)

In Desserts on June 23, 2015 at 6:46 AM

Apple Coconut Cookies

Guys, I figured out a problem with drying our clothes outside.

Other than the potential for rain. We have been known to run outside and save our clothes before the storm rolled in.

This weekend, we hit another pitfall. Or poopfall, as a more accurate term. (Rob loves my blog puns!)

Yes, birds pooping on the clothes. The latest debacle meant a possibly permanently stained shirt. We’ll have to see how it comes out in the second round of the wash.

Otherwise, here is a super fun cakey cookie that actually reminded me more of muffin tops. It is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free as well as being vegan, so could I really expect cookie cookies? Instead they are muffin cookies.

The shredded apple keeps them super moist but the chickpea flour makes this more nutritious than flour-based treats. Enjoy!

Apple Coconut Cookies

I am sharing this with Tea Time Treats.

Apple Coconut Muffin Top Cookies
Adapted from The Complete Coconut Cookbook

2 tbsp psyllium husk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
1/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp tahini
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tbsp potato starch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 baking soda
2/3 cup shredded tart-sweet apple (ie, Gala or Braeburn)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together psyllium and water. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken. Whisk in coconut sugar, coconut oil and sunflower seed butter until well blended.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, coconut flour, potato starch, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

4. Add the water mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Stir in the apple.

5. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly into discs.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes or until cookies look dry on top and are lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool on pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool completely.

Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 3 month.

Makes 18 small cookies.

  1. Oh man, that is a hazard of outdoor drying! My biggest issue was always leaving the clothes out overnight, only to discover that nocturnal moths had decided the insides of our clothes were an excellent place to sleep the day away. But the easy solution was just not to leave them out overnight. Anyway, these cookies sound delightful — hopefully they made up for laundry issues!

  2. These cookies sound perfect for my kids; thanks for posting! I hope you are able to salvage the shirt.

  3. LOL! I just went out with a girlfriend for drinks and the poor girl got pooped on by a seagull. At least these little cookies are tasty enough to help you forget. 😉

  4. I’ve always heard that getting pooped on is good luck… I dunno though. I think someone who was pissed they got shit on just made that up. LOL!

    The cookies look great though! I actually have all the ingredients to make them except the husk, but I think I can just use flax, right?

  5. ABSOLUTELY stunning – thanks for adding them to Tea Time Treats for June! Karen

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  7. Plain ‘ol hydrogen peroxide takes bird poop stains out like magic. At least it does on carpet and non-textile items. I can’t imagine it wouldn’t work the same on clothing, though. I don’t think it will be of much help in this instance,however, as washing usually sets stains (esp. if hot water is used), but now you know for future “poopfalls”. As with all stains, the sooner you can treat it, the greater chance of success for removal.

    If you want to give it a go with this shirt, I would suggest an overnight “soak”. I’d douse a clean sponge or small rag in peroxide, then leave it on the stain overnight.

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  9. Oh no! Damn birds 😦 I hope the shirt comes out clean. My mom used to dry our clothes out on the line in the yard, we never had that problem.
    On the upside, these muffies/cookins look dee-licious!

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