Cookies can be a perfectly legitimate healthy snack… that is, when you make them yourself using whole food ingredients.
Instead of grabbing a box of empty calories from the supermarket, grab a bowl and whip yourself up a batch of these cookies instead. These healthy cookie recipes are super simple too so no excuses!
There’s always the tendency to opt for store-bought alternatives when time is of the essence. This is definitely a nutritional no-no. Here are a few reasons why you'll want to put those highly processed cookies back on the shelf.
First, most are loaded with unhealthy refined sugars, poor quality fats, artificial (sometimes, even chemical) preservatives, flavourings, and colourants. Second, these highly processed foods are nutrient void. Highly processed foods lack the wholesome, nourishing goodness that the following healthy cookie recipes provide.
2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies
For times when you truly cannot bear the thought of getting fancy in the kitchen, these cookies are your humble saviours. All you need to do, for the laziest snack ever, is stir together a banana and a bit of shredded coconut, pop blobs of it in the oven, and you’re done!
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s suitable for almost anybody with any allergies, or on any diet. Add dried fruit, chocolate, or cacao powder for different alternatives, and cinnamon and nutmeg for a simple spice twist. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate cookies are a staple in many pantries, and too often we find ourselves turning to the supermarket shelves for a quick fix. This healthy cookie recipe is a great option as it uses buckwheat and rice flours, as opposed to wheat flour, making it suitable for gluten-intolerant people and adding extra nutrients such as copper, and magnesium, as well as dietary fibre.
To make these cookies gluten free, simply replace the oats with either a gluten free variant, or other flakes such as quinoa or buckwheat for additional goodness. Get the recipe here.
No Bake Almond Butter Cookies
For those who like it raw... This healthy cookie recipe is also great for those trying to incorporate more raw foods into their diets. With only five simple ingredients that you’re bound to have in your pantry, it really couldn’t be any easier. These almond butter cookies are made from both whole almonds and almond butter, and are therefore a fantastic way to up your healthy monounsaturated fats and high quality protein. Get the recipe.
Gluten Free Almond Cookies
Super quick, these gluten-free cookies take literally minutes to whip up, and you only need one bowl! It’s all good ingredients here too like almond meal (a great alternative to wheat flour as it is a good source of both fibre and protein), and dark chocolate (loaded with antioxidants and minimal sugar too!). Get the recipe.
Banana Cake Cookies
These cookies taste like banana cake, plus they're full of nutrient dense wholefoods like oats, almonds and chia seeds. Dates are the major sweetener in these cookies. Think of them as an upgrade to the simple 3 ingredient cookie recipe. These cookies are also perfect for breakfast on the run, and kids are sure to love them too! Get the recipe.
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