Healthy Gingerbread Cookies
Today I’m going to show you how to make gingerbread cookies without molasses.
These healthier gingerbread cookies have no sugar, no white flour and no butter.
They’re more nutritious than regular Christmas cookies, and you can enjoy these without feeling guilty.
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This is why you’ll love these gingerbread man cookies:
They’re soft in the center, but crispy on the edges.
They’re packed with holiday spices.
They’re great recipe to make with your family.
They’re gluten free and almost vegan.
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GINGERBREAD COOKIE RECIPE
(makes 12 cookies)
2 cups ground oats or oat flour (200g)
1/4 cup tapioca starch or cornstarch (30g)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup maple syrup (60ml)
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per cookie):
97 calories, fat 1.4g, carb 18.4g, protein 2.5g
2 tbsp coconut cream
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 tbsp tapioca starch
1/2 tbsp powdered coconut sugar
In a medium sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients, oats, tapioca, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In another bowl, add maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla extract and egg or flax egg. Whisk it up well.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and using a wooden spoon mix until the dough starts to form.
Tranfer the dough to a working surface, and gently knead into a ball. Shape into a disc, wrap it up in foil and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
When chilled, place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll into the 1/4 inch thick.
Cut with your favorite cookie cutter and line the cookies onto a lined baking tray.
Bake cookies at 350F (180C) for 8-10 minutes.
Let it cool in a tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
When completely cool, decorate with melted dark chocolate or this healthier icing.