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Paleo & AIP Digestive Cookies

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Paleo & AIP Digestive Cookies

Not often do I wish to remake a recipe of mine. I always prefer to opt for something new and enjoy the creative process of baking. These AIP Digestive Cookies are a unique exception. I crave them all the time!!!

When I made them for the first time, I was hoping to accomplish an AIP treat that could taste close to the original store bought Digestive. I couldn’t hope my recipe would have come out this well! They are literally addictive!

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These AIP Digestive cookies have absolutely no grains, dairy nor eggs and their sweetness comes from the delicious tigernut flour , the spices and the dehydrated pomegranate powder.

And the cool thing is these cookies are actually good for who’s on the AIP diet as they are filled with ingredients that are powerful anti- inflammatories, like ginger and turmeric, or great tummy healers like gelatin.

Ambra with Digestive Cookies

And the cool thing is these cookies are actually good for who’s on the AIP diet as they are filled with ingredients that are powerful anti inflammatories, like ginger and turmeric, or great tummy healers like gelatin.

Not only is gelatin the perfect egg replacer for AIP baking (that does not allow eggs, flax nor chia seeds), it is also one of the main foods recommended to heal leaky gut.

sugar free cookies AIP

So there you go: you can intake some of the foods that are on the “must eat” list of your AIP guidelines while indulging with some delicious cookies!

And just to be clear, whether you are following the Auto Immune Protocol or not, these cookies are the perfect replacement for the original “not-so-healthy” store bought Digestive cookies and I bet you’ll love them!

Paleo& AIP Digestive Cookies

Paleo and AIP Digestive





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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine flours, collagen, pomegranate powder and spices in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in the wet ingredients and combine with your hands until you get a compact ball of dough.
  4. Roll down the dough with a rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Create circles using a round cookie cutter and decorate them with a stencil creating little flowers (if you don’t have it, you can make them by hand using a toothpick or leave them plain).
  6. Bake your AIP digestive for 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

NOTE: to recreate the grainy texture of the original Digestive, I recommend you use Yoki Cassava Flour , which is coarsely ground and perfect to replicate that consistency.

Digestive Cookies

If you have tried this AIP Digestive recipe (or even if you haven’t 😉 I would love to hear your feedback!
Did you like it?
What other popular cookie would you like to see transformed in its paleo or AIP version?

Let me know in comment below and I will start experimenting with it!!

Lots of love and I will catch you next time!! Ambra

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AIP Digestive Cookies

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Ambra Torelli
Born and raised in Italy, Ambra visited over 20 countries and now she divides her time in between Italy and the US, where her husband is from and where she moved in 2011 work as university professor of Italian Literature. She writes about food, travel and things that inspire her! more about ambra

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  • Mary December 22, 2016 7:28 am

    I’ve been dying to find even a grain-free digestive that I could try and replicate on the AIP– so excited to see your version! This will be the first treat I bake after the holidays. YUM 🙂 Thank you!

    • ambra December 22, 2016 8:20 am

      Mary, I am so excited to hear that! Thanks so much for the feedback and let me know how they come out!


    • Mary December 22, 2016 9:05 am

      Just a quick follow-up Q: I noticed you called for sweet potato starch, but the link goes to sweet potato flour. I have sweet potato flour at home, can I use this? Or do I need to purchase specifically sweet potato starch? Thanks!!

      • ambra December 22, 2016 9:39 am

        Ciao Mary,
        sorry for the confusion. Sweet potato flour and starch are the same thing, so go with the one linked; it’s the same one I used.

        I will fix the ingredient list so it’s clearer. Hope they turn out well!!
        As per the Pomegranate Powder, make sure you use the sweet one from Sunfood, as I know they sell some kind of pomegranate powder in the ethnic stores but that’s a savory one.

        I will link that too. 🙂

  • Janys Mancuso January 1, 2017 12:34 pm

    Is it possible to use cups, tbsp, ounce etc. measurements instead of metric which I don’t know and it’s difficult to have to research equivalences while following a recipe.

  • Sherrie Au May 21, 2017 5:40 pm

    Hi Ambra!

    I just made these and they are really good! The dough was super crumbly and I had to add a bit more coconut milk to make it stick together. (I did measure ingredients in grams). Came out great.

    I’m wondering though, can this be made using no coconut water and adding more coconut milk? I hate to have to buy a whole can when I’ll only use a little of it. I don’t especially like drinking coconut water.


    • ambra May 22, 2017 2:34 am

      Sherrie, I am so glad to hear you liked them!!
      Here’s my take on coconut water: since we are baking no sugar, I like to play with all the cards I am given in order to enhance the flavor naturally! You can either try to buy a small can (and either make a bigger batch of cookies and freeze them OR freeze the remaining coconut water and add it to your smoothies).
      Alternatively, you can replace it with unsweetened apple juice.

      As per the crumbliness, if you need more liquid add a bit more coconut oil instead of milk as it will keep them crunchier! 🙂

      • Sherrie Au May 22, 2017 12:11 pm

        Thank you sorry much! Since I like them so much, I will make bigger batch and freeze!

        Also these would be great for traveling because they won’t get soft out of the fridge!

  • Aimee January 3, 2018 3:04 pm

    Hi Ambra, ok what can I use to replace all coconut items in the recipe? Anything?

    • ambra January 5, 2018 1:11 am

      Ciao Aimee! You can sub coconut oil with tigernut oil (like you see in this recipe or avocado oil; coconut milk can be replaced with pear juice and coconut water can be replaced with lukewarm water.
      I can’t assure the flavor will be the same but I would love to hear your feedback and maybe add this variation to the recipe!
      Ciao and have a wonderful day!

  • Bailey April 16, 2019 2:18 pm

    HI, I’m keen to try this recipe. Just need to check, the recipe ingredients say ‘collagen’ however the directions reference gelatin. Which is it? Thanks.

    • ambra April 16, 2019 10:54 pm

      Hi Bailey, happy to hear you want to try this! Sorry for the confusion, I meant collagen and I already corrected the procedure.
      Enjoy these AIP Digestive cookies!

  • ambra April 16, 2019 11:03 pm

    Hi Bailey, happy to hear you want to try this! Sorry for the confusion, I meant collagen and I already corrected the procedure.
    Enjoy these AIP Digestive cookies!

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