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Mesquite Cookies


Mesquite? Yes lovers. Get to know. Get to love it!

  • Highly effective in balancing blood sugar- making it an awesome thing to use in sweeter treats and smoothies. The form of fructose, which does not require insulin for metabolism.
  • Because mesquite powder is ground from the entire pod, including the seed, it is high in protein (11–17%).
  • Its got this carmelly molasses flavour that is awesome in cookies.


Miss Mia agreed. While her parents were out for their morning exercise, Mia's grandma and grandpa fed her mesquite cookies for breakfast.


Now if that doesn't sell you on this winner... well, it will. So no sense contemplating otherwise.

Gluten-Free Mesquite Cookies


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  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup mesquite powder
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • pinch of sea salt

Make It Like So
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Take about 2 Tbs of dough and roll in a ball and then flatten.
  4. Lay out on parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake until aromatic and slightly browned at the edges.
  6. Allow to cool to get the crunch in.

Now, I would LOVE to spread this cookie loving. Send me your variations with a pic or two and we'll collect our faves to post here in a couple weeks.

Question of The Day: What is your secret weapon cookie ingredient?

18 Responses to “Mesquite Cookies”

  1. Jen said…
    I am in love with Mesquite powder now, thanks to this post! I added goji berries and a little cinnamon :)
  2. Looking for a treat this weekend? Try my gluten-free cookies. They're kid approved! #glutenfreecleanse
  3. Moreen Murray said…
    Made these cookies this afternoon - delicious! I didn't have quite enough almond flour on hand so added in some gluten free flour instead....still great! I was seriously thinking of taking the CNE program but wavered too long...hoping to go in that direction in future. You rock, Meghan!
  4. MARTIE said…
    wish the nutritional numbers were added to this recipe. Calories? fat? sugar? protein? Did I miss it?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Hi Martie! I don't include nutritional info in my recipes. Here's why:
  5. Bill Childs said… September 25, 2020
    Just started using Mesquite Flour after reading Gary Nabhan's book "Mesquite". This is first recipe we've used (like the flavor od a small amount in applesauce (1.5 tsp/cup) and baked beans (1 tsp/lb.). Love the recipe. Great lingrtingv aftertaste. More please!!
  6. Jieun Newland said… November 4, 2020
    This was my first baking with mesquite powder. It turned out beautifully. I did not have shredded coconuts so I added cacao nibs and walnut instead. The texture is nice and chewy. I can see making this recipe in many different version. Thank you so much!

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