Gluten-free cookies with avocado oil + a Chosen Foods giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Chosen Foods and includes an amazing giveaway opportunity! Congratulations to the winner of last week’s GapFit giveaway: Amanda H.! The lucky lady has been emailed.

As someone who is always excited to expand their nutrition and cooking knowledge, I love being introduced to new ingredients or techniques. As I learn more about food and the types of ingredients and recipes work well for our family, our grocery purchases will reflect that. Something that has made an impact on my cooking: oils, and the types I’ll use for various recipes and foods.

For a long time, I’ve cooked strictly using olive oil. It’s a healthy oil option, but it turns out that it’s really at its best when served at room temperature or heated at lower temperatures. I’ve also experimented with ghee, coconut oil, and butter in our cooking, and was excited to try out some new oils from Chosen Foods.

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Here’s a little bit about Chosen Foods:

-Carsten Hagen (from Norway) founded Chosen Foods with the belief that food has the power to heal. Carsten studied naturopathy (did not practice, but has always had an interest and passion in health and wellness), and is on a mission to make healing superfood ingredients accessible.

-They have expanded from Mexico to the United States, Canada, and Bolivia, and oversee the entire production of their superfoods, from field to table. Because of this, they are directly involved in the quality, supply, trade practices, and sustainability of their products. 

-Their headquarters are here in San Diego! On their site, you can find the cooking oils and sprays pictured above, in addition to grains, chia seeds, avocado oil mayo (!), and snacks.

Chosen Foods sent a goodie package with cooking sprays (avocado, coconut, avocado coconut oil blend, and olive) in addition to avocado oil. 

The sprays are BOMB. They are amazing for pancakes, stir fry, on salads (just spritz, add a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper, and eat!), and greasing baking dishes. They have zero calories, and one to two ingredients which equate to 100% pure oil. No weird chemicals propellants or additives.

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The avocado oil is one of my new favorites. It has a high smoke point of 500 degrees (where the oil starts to break down), so it’s awesome for high heat cooking,

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but also a lovely unexpected ingredient in baked dishes, like these cookies!

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies with avocado oil

 It gave these cookies a light, beautiful texture (they’re perfectly soft and chewy), plus a dose of heart-healthy fats. These cookies take about 10 minutes to put together, and are preschooler-approved. 😉 

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!

Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Makes 10 cookies

1/2 cup almond meal

1 cup oats

1/2 cup avocado oil (or melted butter or oil or choice)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. (I used the Chosen Foods coconut oil spray.)

2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

3. Using a large spoon, place the dough in cookie shapes (about 10) onto your cookie sheet, leaving some generous space in between each one.

4. Cook for 12-14 minutes, until set, and allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely.

Enjoy!

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And now, it’s giveaway time!

My friends at Chosen Foods have kindly offered the following for a lucky reader friend:

-a goodie package of cooking oils and sprays

-a $50 gift card to Williams Sonoma

Simply enter via the widget below!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

xoxo

Gina

This post is sponsored by Chosen Foods. Thank you so much for supporting this blog and the companies who help to support our family.

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234 Comments

  1. Kristen B on May 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I mainly use olive oil with the occasional use grapeseed oil.

  2. Corinne on May 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Still love the standby EVOO!!

  3. Megan S. on May 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I like olive oil the best, but I would love to branch out to try others!

  4. Alexa on May 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    my favourite is coconut oil but I haven’t tried any others! i’d love to

  5. Janna on May 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I love coconut oil!

  6. Katie on May 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Coconut oil!

  7. Emily on May 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I still love the old classic EVOO. 🙂

  8. Salome Donenfeld on May 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Love the Avocado Oil!

  9. Heidi on May 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I use Chosen Foods avocado oil ALL the time! I bought a huge one from Costco. I’ve never baked with it. Might have to try that soon! I love how the avocado oil doesn’t have an over-powering flavor (like coconut oil.)

  10. Jenn on May 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I mostly use olive oil, as well. I’ve heard about all the good things with avocado oil and will be trying it!

  11. Cyndi br on May 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Olive oil is a favorite

  12. Priscilla on May 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Love coconut and olive oil

  13. Vicenza Dix on May 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I never knew that olive oil wasn’t best to use at high heats, thank you for the tip! I haven’t experimented with avocado oil yet, truthfully I haven’t heard about it. Incredible you can use it freely in cookies! I look forward to trying it out. Thank you!

  14. Sarah B on May 25, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Infused olive oils – yum!

  15. Vanessa on May 25, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Love Olive oil!

  16. Gabby on May 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I’ve been wanting to try avocado oil for a while and just haven’t yet! It sounds amazing!

  17. Alana on May 25, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Olive oil is my go-to. I’ve been using coconut oil and ghee a lot lately too. Last year I got some garlic-infused avo oil from the farmer’s market and it was so good, would love to cook more with it!

  18. Katie M on May 25, 2016 at 8:45 am

    coconut oil for sure!!!

  19. Rust on May 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Olive oil is my favorite cooking oil.

  20. Lauren Zeman on May 25, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I love avocado and grapeseed oil.

  21. sandra on May 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    olive oil

  22. Kim on May 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Been wanting to try avocado oil. Usually it’s coconut or olive oil for me.

  23. Genna on May 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I have a bottle of avocado oil but have been intimidated to try it!

  24. Diana Cote on May 26, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I only ever cook with Coconut oil, avocado oil & Evoo but I have to say I use coconut oil more because of it’s smoking points but flavor wise avocado is so tasty.

  25. Jill on May 26, 2016 at 10:56 am

    coconut oil

  26. Kit on May 26, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    EVOO!

  27. Laura on May 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I want to try these when I move into my new apartment next month (and have my own kitchen to cook in)!

  28. Jordan Dunne on May 27, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Coconut and avocado oil are my top two cooking oils. They make roasted veggies taste fantastic!

  29. Stephanie on May 27, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I use EVOO, but I guess I need to try something new!

  30. Andrea B on May 27, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I usually use EVOO or coconut oil, but lately I’ve been trying grapeseed oil as an alternative.

  31. Brenda Haines on May 27, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I love olive oil and grapeseed oil.

  32. Beth on May 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve been wanting to pick up some avocado oil. I mostly use coconut or olive oil.

  33. Tina Ziebart on June 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Olive oil

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