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Gluten-Free Lembas
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Gluten-Free Lembas

You don’t need to be a Tolkien Fan to enjoy this Gluten-Free Lembas Recipe... but if you are, all the nerding out in the commentary will make more sense!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling / Cooling Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: elvish, Gluten-free
Keyword: gluten free cookies, gluten-free, glutenfree, lembas, lembas bread, lembas bread recipe, lembas recipe, tolkien
Servings: 8 3" biscuits
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Marie Porter


2 Baking Sheets
Parchment Paper


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ cup masa flour
  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour can use millet instead
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder*
  • ½ cup Sliced almonds
  • ½ cup Thinly sliced dried apricots
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup Ground flax seed flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ tsp Cardamom
  • ¼ Rosemary finely crumbled/chopped
  • corn starch for rolling


  • Mix butter and honey together just until combined – do not cream it or over beat it. Add milk, gently mix until combined and smooth
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add dry mix to butter and honey, mix until combined. Wrap dough in plastic film, chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Generously sprinkle clean work surface with corn starch, roll dough to ½″ thick. Cut into 3″ squares, and carefully transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between each. Cut a shallow “X” into each cake, if desired.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Allow cakes (biscuits?) to cool on cookie sheets for at least 5 minutes before moving, cool completely before serving.
  • If you want to get fancy with it, wrap them in leaves, and tie with twine. (I used collard greens).


* Choose your protein powder wisely! If it's something you don't like to drink, it'll make the bread taste weird.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg