Try These 11 Healthy Cookie Recipes for a Guilt-Free Sweet Fix
We know you've got some serious baking plans this weekend, so consider swapping your sweets for some healthy cookie recipes. What you sacrifice in not-so-healthy ingredients you can still make up for in chocolatey, nutty goodness. These healthified cookies — all free of white sugar, white flour, and dairy — are all easy and tasty picks.
Dipping cookies into melted chocolate is a special kind of therapy. The only thing that's more fun? Eating them when they're done, especially when they're sweet and salty and have just six ingredients. (via Physical Kitchness)
These five-ingredient, gluten-free cookies have an almond-butter base, but the addition of lots of chopped dark chocolate makes them taste less like almond cookies and more like wonderfully nutty chocolate chip cookies. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
We're all for breakfast cookies, and these pack a healthier punch with just a bit of applesauce and honey for sweetness, plus granola, slivered almonds, and coconut for a crunchy-chewy texture that will wake you right up. (via Food Faith Fitness)
If you need a sweet yet healthful snack, these coconut sugar-sweetened cookies, kicked up with molasses, promise to deliver, especially if you're still yearning for all things gingerbread. (via Simply Quinoa)
Peanut butter lovers will love these nutty cookies, made with both peanut butter and chopped peanuts. You could also add a variety of healthy goodies, like dried fruit or dairy-free chocolate chips, to the versatile banana-oatmeal dough. (via Food Faith Fitness)
As cookie aficionados, we have a few tricks up our sleeves at Brit + Co. This nutritious batch is sweetened with honey and made of oats, almond butter and, believe it or not, chickpeas. (via Brit + Co)
Tahini isn't just for hummus, and these paleo-friendly almond cookies prove it. They're sweetened with maple syrup or honey, plus optional cacao powder for a chocolatey twist. (via The Little Green Spoon)
Additional reporting by Sara Cagle
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