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turmeric cookies on parchment paper next to a spoonful of turmeric.
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5 from 2 votes

Turmeric cookies

These turmeric cookies are a fun sweet treat, with hints of spice and a lovely sweetness. Easy to make with pantry staples in around 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Snack, Sweet treat
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 5 cookies
Author: Claire


  • ¾ cup oats
  • cup oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder more to taste preference
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder more to taste preference
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon milled flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoon water


  • Preheat the oven to 190C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Make a flax egg by combining the milled flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Stir, and set aside for ten minutes. if you can, give it a stir after five minutes to help it bind together.
  • If you are making your own oat flour, blend oats in a blender to a flour consistency.
  • Combine the dry ingredients of oats, oat flour, turmeric and ginger in a bowl.
  • Pour in the almond butter, maple syrup and flax egg and stir the mixture very thoroughly. You want to ensure that all the oats are coated in the wet ingredients.
  • Wet your hands and take a small handful of about 1.5 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Then flatten to a cookie shape, and place on the baking tray. Alternatively, you can use a cookie scoop. Repeat the process so you have 5-6 cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, and then transfer (carefully, as they will still be soft out of the oven!) to a wire rack to cool.


  • Adjust the amount of spice to taste preference.
  • Make sure the flax egg is set aside for at least ten minutes, as it won't bind the cookie if used too soon.
  • Wet hands before handling the cookie 'dough' to help the mixture not stick to your hands.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • almonds (almond butter), which scores 1. There is a note 'small amounts are well tolerated. May cause e.g. sleep problems'.
  • ginger, which scores 1. There is a note 'small amounts are well tolerated'.
  • Flaxseed isn't rated on the SIGHI list.