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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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This recipe uses oil in place of melted or softened butter. It's a nice compromise between a dense, chewy cookie and a more fluffy one. If you want a more substantial cookie, use old-fashioned oats in place of the quick-cooking kind. You can also use much less sweetener if you are adding dried fruit.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (9 beneficials)
  • Type AB (9 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)

  • Baked Good

  • 3/4 cup grapeseed or other mild-tasting oil
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsifted oat, amaranth or other flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (opt)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dried fruit--raisins, figs, apricots, etc

How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until thick.
  3. Add flour, oats, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Beat at low speed until blended.
  5. Stir in nuts and fruit.
  6. Drop by level tablespoonsful on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned.
  8. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla N N N N N N N A
Oat Flour 1 ,2 B N B B B N N A
Sea Salt 3 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken) 3 N N N B N N N N
Walnut (English) 3 ,4 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black) 3 ,4 B B B B B B B B
Sugar (Brown/White) N A N A N A N A
Almond/Almond Butter 3 N N N N N N N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal 1 ,2 B N B B B N N A

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed) 3 B B N N N N B N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin S... 3 B B A A A N B B

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fig (Fresh/Dried) 3 ,4 B B B B N B B B

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut Oil 3 ,5 B B B B N B N B
Almond Oil 3 N N N N N N N B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg 3 N N N N N N A N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth B B B B A N N N
Spelt (whole) 1 ,2 ,4 ,5 N N B N B N N A
Millet 4 N N B B B B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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