Holiday Cookies that are Yummy and Healthy
Holiday baking; often one of the most beloved, sanity-testing traditions during the winter months. Flat cookies, too dry cookies, cookies that run, cookies that burn, cookies that send your children into a sugar high that lasts until dawn…from the steel cold look in your eye, you’ve seen some things. But have you seen healthy Christmas cookies?
I know what you’re thinking. My kids won’t eat those. You can taste the hippies. Fear not! Unique substitutions like honey, coconut oil, and almond flour will make you wondering why you’ve been using conventional flour all this time. Besides, with fluctuating dietary restrictions these days it’s best to plan your cookie spread on the safe side so everyone can enjoy them!
While baking these healthy alternatives, make sure you keep your body supported too, as you bend, twist, and stand for long periods of time around your kitchen. Don a pair of slip-resistant Birkenstock clogs for superior arch support or see if wearing your Kenkohs make cookies taste better without all that foot and leg fatigue weighing you down.
1. Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Since there’s oatmeal in these delectable goodies, you can eat them for breakfast…right?
2. Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Potassium, protein…what’s not to love?
3. Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
No white flour or refined sugar makes these morsels a perfect after-dinner treat.
4. Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
Protein and Omega 3 packed avocados add a unique and tasty texture to a traditional recipe.
5. Gluten Free, Vegan Gingerbread Men
These will definitely give you and your’s something to smile about. Rich in flavor, yet gluten free and vegan. Be the hero at your next gathering!
6. Almond Meal and Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Spelt adds much needed fiber and healthy grains to your winter diet. Replacing white flour with almond flour gives these cookies a soft, gooey texture; you’ll never go back.
7. Chocolate Dipped Tahini Cookies
Crumbly, sweet, and slightly bitter, these cookies will make a perfect gift for the vegans in your life. Plus, they’re gluten free…and smothered in chocolate, because reasons.
8. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies
Perfect for chilly mornings when you’re on the go. Lightly sweetened with maple syrup and loaded with oats, walnuts, shredded carrots, and raisins for feel good fuel.
9. No Bake Coconut & Goji Berry Cookies
Don’t have time to prep for your potluck? Try your hand at these raw coconut and goji berry stars for a unique spin. Best of all, they won’t lose their shape!
10. Macadamia Chocolate Chip
If you’re vegan, you know that anything soft and moist is quickly demolished when it comes to baked goods. The added bonus of this gluten free recipe combines the rich flavors of crushed macadamia nuts with gooey chocolate chips and coconut notes. Add a layer of vegan ice cream between them and make an ultra decadent sandwich!
Matcha has seen a swell of popularity in the last few years. Matcha ice cream, doughnuts, and pastries have all decked the shelves of delicatessens across the country. Why not a matcha Oreo? Crispy shortbread cookies sandwich a buttery cream matcha middle. How do you eat your Oreos?
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