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Gluten Free Pecan Sandies (Paleo, Vegan)

gluten free pecan sandies on a white countertop

I am always on the hunt for easy, nutritious, grain and dairy free recipes for my food-sensitive family. How could you go wrong with a low-sugar, gluten free version of the Pecan Sandie?

I must confess that this recipe is so yummy and so easy, that my family and I have enjoyed a batch of these at least once a week for the last month.

But I don’t feel guilty about it, and when you see the ingredients in these little bits of heaven, you’ll understand why.

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gluten free pecan sandies on a white countertop

Gluten Free Pecan Sandies

This nutrient dense, low-sugar recipe for Pecan Sandies will be a delicious, valuable addition to your gluten free cookie recipe collection.
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CourseDessert
CuisineGAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings12 cookies
Calories132kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups raw pecans plus 12 half pecans for tops of cookies (preferably previously soaked and dried)
  • 1-1/2 cups walnuts (preferably previously soaked and dried)
  • 5 Tbsp. +1/4 tsp. virgin coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  • 5 Tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  • Pulse all ingredients (except 12 whole pecans and 1/4 teaspoon butter or oil) in food processor until the dough just comes together. It will look "sandy." Do not overprocess.
  • Scoop out cookie dough in heaping tablespoon increments and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Toss whole pecans in butter or oil and press into cookies
  • Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes (check often so they don’t burn)
  • Enjoy with a tall glass of homemade coconut milk!

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Dawn Gifford

Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. After a 20-year career in green building and environmental sustainability, chronic illness forced her to shift her expertise and passion from the public sphere to home and hearth. Get the whole story behind SFF here.

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