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Tom Brown Cookies

A delicious snack/breakfast made from a delicious, gluten-free, Ghanaian powder mix- Tom Brown- yellow corn, millet, guinea corn, groundnuts and soy beans.

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Tom Brown Cookies

Tom Brown Cookies

Tom Brown is a powder mix that’s typically eaten as a breakfast porridge in Ghana. This gluten-free mix is made from yellow corn, millet, guinea corn, groundnuts and soy beans. All these ingredients combined make for a super nutritious, high-protein, energy-rich meal!

In my quest to come up with a creative cookie recipe using local ingredients, I decided, ‘why not use Tom Brown?’ To be honest, this recipe took a couple of tries to get right but I found a recipe that ended up creating delicious, crunchy cookies, perfect as a snack or for breakfast!

I know you’re going to love this recipe so here it is!

Tom Brown Cookies

Servings 9 cookies
Calories 196 kcal


  • Baking tray
  • Rolling pin


  • 2 cups tom brown powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut/brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground/crushed ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp avocado/coconut oil
  • 1 large egg


  • Combine all your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another.
  • Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Use your hands when it gets tough.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Lay your dough out onto a surface and roll out until thin.
  • Using a cookie cutter/glass/jar lid, cut out your cookie shapes.
  • Lay your flat cookie shapes out onto a baking tray lined with parchment/grease proof paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until crisp!
  • Let cool for at least 5 mins before eating!


Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know how you find it when you try it!

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the recipe. How long will the cookies last before spoiling?

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