Whether it’s a crunchy oat cookie or a gooey peanut butter flavor you’re after, we have a recipe listed here to suit every hankering. From rich dark chocolate to tangy ginger, these delicious but healthy recipes will curb your cookie cravings…
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies – This easy oatmeal cookie recipe makes delicious chewy cookies that are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast. They have no butter, refined flour or sugar, and are only 82 calories. The recipe calls for oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to that coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract, maple syrup, milk and raisins. But make sure you buy 100% maple syrup, not the maple-flavored stuff, which is packed full of added sugar!
Honey & Oat Cookies – If you’re a fan of crispy, sweet cookies, then these honey and oat delights are sure to please! The ingredients work perfectly together, with a little tang from the ginger and earthiness from the cinnamon. The recipe calls for rolled oats, spelt flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, vanilla powder, coconut oil, honey, non-dairy milk and ginger. You can also add in raisins, chocolate chips and sliced almonds if you want to change it up a bit.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – These are gluten-free, vegan and nut-free (for those with a nut allergy). Ingredients include flax eggs, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and maple syrup. You will also need vegan butter, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract and raisins. Again, make sure you get 100% maple syrup!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies – It’s hard to find a better flavor pairing than orange and chocolate. These soft gluten-free, butter-free cookies are bursting with those flavors and are made with healthy, natural ingredients! They include protein powder, oats, flaxseed, baking soda, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg, orange zest and chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites – Possibly the simplest, quickest chocolate chip cookie recipe you will find. And it’s paleo and gluten-free, made with totally natural ingredients! The recipe calls for almond flour, maple syrup or honey, chocolate chips (good quality dark ones), coconut oil or butter, salt, baking soda and vanilla.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are healthy and delicious! The recipe calls for unsalted Finlandia butter, dark brown sugar, salt, egg, vanilla extract, flour and baking soda. Add to that rolled oats, bittersweet chocolate chips, granulated sugar and cinnamon.
Frosted Vegan Pumpkin Cookies – Pumpkin is one of the tastiest and healthiest dessert ingredients around! They are embedded in American tradition, from pumpkin pies to Halloween decorations. So, when you get a tasty but healthy cookie option, you can’t go wrong! This recipe calls for flax egg, coconut oil, sugar (you can substitute for coconut sugar). You will also need pumpkin puree, vanilla, flour (go for whole wheat), baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. The frosting is made with powdered sugar, non-dairy milk (try almond or coconut), coconut oil and vanilla extract.
Nut & Seed-Based Cookies
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies – It’s always a win when you find a cookie recipe that is not only super easy to whip up, but also healthy enough to eat for breakfast! These cookies are made with oats, bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips, dried fruit, cinnamon and salt. It’s always better to find 100% peanut butter instead of the regular breakfast spread brands. And good quality dark chocolate chips are better than milk or poor quality. You can even substitute for cacao nibs if you want some extra health benefits.
Sesame Energy Bites – These are made with oats, honey, sesame spread, coconut shavings, dried blueberries, chocolate chips and vanilla. Make sure to choose good quality dark chocolate chips. Apart from having to sit in the refrigerator for one hour, they are extremely quick and handy to whip up! Plus, as the name suggests, they are packed full of anything. A great option for a healthy snack on busy days.
Peanut Butter Protein Snickerdoodles – Fudgy and thick, these beautiful round cookies are to die for if you’re a peanut butter fan! They are made with ground almonds, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon whey protein powder, peanut butter powder, cinnamon and baking soda. You will also need peanut butter (they mention a brand, but any 100% stuff is good), unsweetened applesauce, egg, honey and vanilla extract.
Gluten-Free Texas Sheet Cake Cookies – These cookies are tender, sweet, fluffy, soft, rich and chocolatey… what more could you want!? Oh yeah, easy to make as well! The cookies are made with peanut butter (make sure it’s 100%). Add to that butter and brown sugar (you can always halve sugar quantities when home baking). Then add egg, vanilla extract, baking powder, gluten-free powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The icing is made with peanut butter, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract.
Double Chocolate Banana Cookies – Bananas are a really handy ingredient for healthy cookie recipes because they add a soft, moist texture. At the same time, they reduce the need for certain unhealthy baking ingredients. This recipe calls for almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, chocolate baking powder, banana, coconut oil, egg and chocolate chips.
Double Chocolate Fudge Sea Salt Cookies – Chocolate and salt – it’s one of those unlikely matches that was discovered a few years ago by confectioners. But there’s no reason that decadent flavor can’t be converted into a healthy option! These cookies are made with coconut oil, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. Add to that coffee, cocoa powder, baking soda, course sea salt, whole wheat flour and chocolate chips.
Fudgy Peppermint Mocha Cookies – Love coffee? Love chocolate? Love peppermint? Love them even more when they are all together? This is for you then! It is a healthy option, but is rich in those heavenly flavors, and only 89 calories! Dry ingredients include whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Wet ingredients include butter, milk, coffee, egg whites, peppermint extract, coconut sugar and dark chocolate chips.
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