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Nutritional Recipes

Homemade Gluten Free Animal Crackers

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 22, 2019

Looking for an allergy-friendly cookie recipe? Look no further than these yummy “animal crackers” that are homemade, full of nutrients, and taste great.


  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/cup of flaxseed, ground
  • 1/cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/teaspoon of salt
  • 1/cup of water


  1. Place shelled sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender. Grind until it’s the texture of coarse meal.
  2. Place seed meal into a bowl and add remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Spoon batter onto wax paper. Cover with wax paper and roll out with rolling pin until 1/4-1/8th inch thick. Cut out shapes.
  5. Place shapes on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 300 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  6. Delicious served with sweetened yogurt.

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Take a minute to mentally walk through what you’re cooking

Before you start cooking, taking just one minute to think through what you’re about to do makes all the difference in the world. If you’re making multiple dishes, you can pick out what takes the longest to cook and the exact order to prep and cook things, seeing where there are opportunities to prep things while something else is cooking. It’s a lot more efficient to have a mental game plan so you don’t hit any bumps, like forgetting to get water boiling.

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