Gluten-free orange chia cookies

If you are intolerant or allergic to gluten and have a sweet tooth, these gluten-free orange chia cookies are a superb treat! Almond meal is high in protein and healthy fats gives these cookies a lovely texture.

Makes: 20 cookies
Ingredients: 6
Serving size: 1 cookie
Total calories: 81
Protein: 2.4 g
Fat: 4.4 g
Carbohydrates: 8.8 g
Fibre: 1.3 g


  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar if you can’t find coconut sugar)
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free flour (or rice flour)
  • 2 tbsp orange rind, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 eggs, separated


  1. Preheat the oven to 140º C and line a baking tray.
  2. Combine all ingredients except eggs in a bowl.
  3. Beat the egg whites with electric beaters in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form.  Whisk the egg yolks together with a fork in a cup.
  4. Gently fold the beaten egg whites and the whisked yolks into the dry ingredients.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time onto tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned around the edges.
  6. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
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