We’re Proud of Our Ingredients
We believe food should be wholesome and nutrient rich and that desserts don’t have to be void of nutritional value. That’s why we developed a treat that can satisfy any sweet tooth without sacrificing clean, healthy ingredients.
Our cookies are made from a truly healthy base of oats, brown rice flour, flax seed, and sunflower lecithin, and are sweetened with coconut sugar.
Each ingredient was hand-selected with great care and research.
Read more below about our ingredients and their health benefits.
All About That Base
Each flavor has slightly different ingredients, but are all built from a similar healthy base. Learn more about about the basics in each cookie…
Gluten Free Oats
The number one ingredient in our cookies is gluten free oats and oat flour, which have tons of health benefits. Rich in soluble fiber, studies have consistently shown that oats can help reduce cholesterol, reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, and are rich in antioxidants. Even better, those who can’t eat gluten, can enjoy hearty gluten free oats.
Oats also make the cookies more dense, which means you can feel satisfied after one or two (unlike other cookies where you can easily eat a whole sleeve in one sitting!).
Coconut Palm Sugar
Sugar should always be eaten in moderation. However, coconut palm sugar is a good alternative to processed white sugar. Coconut sugar is made by extracting the sap of a coconut palm tree, boiling, and then dehydrating it. It has a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners.
It’s eco-friendly too. In 2014, The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization named coconut palm sugar the most sustainable sweetener in the world.
Brown Rice Flour
Unlike white rice, brown rice is a whole grain. It keeps the nutritious parts — the fibrous bran, the germ, and the carb-rich endosperm — that is removed in white rice. Using brown rice flour is a great way to bake nutritious and delicious cookies that are gluten free. It is high in protein, iron, fiber, vitamin B, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and iron.
Palm Fruit Oil
Palm fruit oil gets a bad rap. Partly because it sounds a lot like palm kernel oil. And also because of the ecological impact it can have. First, let’s cover the difference in the oils. Palm fruit is a fleshy orange fruit. And palm fruit oil comes from – you guessed it – the fruit. Palm kernel oil comes from the core of the plant, the kernel, which contains highly saturated fats.
As for the earth, we source our palm fruit oil from Jedwards, which sells organic oil that is certified as sustainable by Friends of the Earth. The certification standard has been developed based on FAO’s Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems guide lines. Its principles are based on: the preservation and protection of the ecosystem, use of integrated pest management practices, improved energy efficiency, resources optimization, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and chain of custody.
Flaxseed & Sunflower Lecithin “Eggs”
Cookies need something sticky to keep them together. In “regular” cookies that’s eggs, which is a no-no for vegans and others who are trying to eat a cruelty-free diet. So we make our “eggs” from a unique mixture that includes flaxseed and sunflower lecithin. Flaxseed is high in fiber and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and sunflower lecithin is rich in choline and other essential fatty acids such as phosphatidyl choline, a powerful brain food. Some people even take it as a supplement. Sunflower lecithin is made by dehydrating a sunflower and separating it into three parts: oil, gum, and solids. The lecithin comes from the gum. It is processed through a cold press system like the one used to make olive oil.
Compare that to soy lecithin, which is an empty additive and common allergen, likely contains GMOs, and is processed with chemicals.