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  1. I react to sulfites and I react to coconut flour, can’t use nut flours at all. I agree it isn’t an allergy, I have some of those, but it is a sensitivity, and almost impossible to find recipes that have ingredients with limited sulfites, after some foods are naturally high in sulfites.

  2. While the product is overwhelmingly well-reviewed and appreciated, there is some skepticism about Great Lakes Gelatin being grass-fed in the Amazon 1-star reviews.

    Another way to source gelatin would be to make your own gelatin from grass-fed bones. Here is a way Amanda Rose shows us how to get 7 days of a rich gelatin from your bone broth.
    problem is she sourced it from beef feet in a grocery store, Which wouldn’t be grass fed. Grass fed beef may not be easily to procure.

  3. I am not ready to introduce cardamom into the AIP diet yet. It is important to note that it is to be eliminated in the early months but I believe that these cookies will be delicious without it.

    • You can still add the 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom but because it’s a seed-based spice, it’s not okay for the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. It was my mistake to include the cardamom in the recipe and call it Autoimmune Paleo.

  4. Dear Lauren,

    Many thanks for all your beautiful recipes..
    I am seriously considering buying the grassfed gelatin powder – its just rather expensive and I know that I won’t use too much of it – so I was wondering whether you could tell me how long it keeps? And should I keep it in the fridge? And do you use both (i.e. the green and the red one, or do you recommend just one of them?) Thank you!


  5. Thank you for the recipe! I made these today and they are pretty yummy…my kids all liked them too. I did add the maple syrup, which I am glad I did as my bananas were not super ripe. I also added nutmeg which made them even better. I did’nt have arrowroot powder so I used tapioca flour. A suggestion to other readers is to check with your local health food store if they carry the beef gelatin or ask them to start carrying it, that is where I found mine.

  6. These are amazing! I’ve made them using bananas, sweet potato puree and apple puree and all have been equally delicious. I don’t use the sweetener if I use banana, but with the apple and sweet potato I add a touch of sweetener. If you’re like me and tend to be scrambling to prep a few meals ahead of time then these work really well as a quick breakfast on the go (quality protein, fiber, natural sugars). I’ve made a big batch before and stored in an airtight container and enjoyed for breakfast for 2-3 days. Like Lauren says, these are definitely best enjoyed the day they are made, but they are still edible for a few days after if you’re okay with a soft cookie.

  7. Has anyone successfully substitutes coconut flour? I wish I could digest it. No guesses here as I know what options are out ther but whether they work is another story. Coconut flour absorbed a lot of liquids so not easy to subsitute. Anyone? 🙂 I have a small bit of expensive tigernut flour I’d like to try in a cookie but don’t want to waste it with a fail.

  8. you are such a brave girl and I am really proud of you!
    regarding your medical condition and skipping all grains from diet, have u ever tried sprouted seeds flour? I mean, may be your entire problem is the poor digestion and absorption of phytic acid that normally protect the seeds and once you get rid of it by means of sprouting the seeds, It would be a great choice for you?

  9. Can you use Bulletproof collagen or the green can of Great Lakes collagen? I do not have the red can of Great Lakes that this recipe calls for.

    Approximately how many cookies does this recipe make?

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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