Understanding Gluten-Free Baked Goods + The Best GF Cookie Recipe!

The holiday season came and went so fast; can you believe it? And now that January is over, people’s weight loss goals seem to be gone as well, so everyday when I come to work, it seems like there is another plate of cookies or desserts to tempt me. Unfortunately, when this happens, my stomach immediately regrets my poor decisions! To prepare us for those tempting moments, I’ve created a list that will help you easily identify if an item has gluten in it or not.


Grains that contain gluten:

Wheat Malt Barley Rye


Grains/ starches that don’t naturally contain gluten:

Amaranth Buckwheat Rice Millet
Quinoa Sorghum Teff Gluten-free Oats
Potatoes Corn (maize) Nut flours Cassava
Soy Tapioca Beans Arrowroot


As you can see, there are many more items without gluten than with it! If you are worried about gluten, I advise that you do make sure to ask what is in each item, and remember that it has probably been in a cross-contaminated environment, so eat with caution.

To make sure you have a sweet treat this Valentines Day you definitely can eat, look for the recipe for our delicious chocolate chip cookies below.

GF + CF Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These delicious and scrumptious gluten free cookies will fool anyone! They are the perfect combo of something crunchy and sweet.
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 24
  • (these cookies grams, so make sure to grab a scale)
  • 300 g GF Oats
  • 6 g baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 90 g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 145 g organic white sugar
  • 145 g organic brown sugar
  • 150 g organic unsalted peanut butter
  • ½ g vanilla
  • 110 g chocolate chips
  1. Process the oats, baking soda, and sea salt in a food processor
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F
  3. Whip the butter, white, and brown sugar
  4. Add eggs, one at a time
  5. Beat for 2 full minutes
  6. Add the peanut butter and vanilla
  7. Whip
  8. Slowly add the flour mixture
  9. Mix in chocolate chips
  10. Bake for 10-12 min



By | 2018-02-24T20:33:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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At Mary Lee Kitchen, we believe that what we eat matters. Each of us has the right to know what is in our food. Over the years the food industry has negatively impacted our health and well being. This has caused the rise of food allergies, food sensitivities, rise in child obesity- which are just a few of the harmful side effects of the food manufactures created. It is time for us to implement change. I am a food artisan that creates allergy free products that are made in a sustainable way. Through my own experience with rare food allergies, I have learned how to cook in a way that is inclusive for all diets. Through food education, recipes, and products I support the gathering of all people around the kitchen table.

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