39 Healthy Cookie Recipes For A Guilt-Free Sweet Fix
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If you have some serious baking plans this weekend, 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 that the whole family will love. These health-ified cookies are all easy and tasty picks, from vegan to keto, to gluten-free and refined-sugar free. Bring them to your next potluck, give a batch as a gift, or just satisfy your sweet tooth *any* day of the week for a guilt-free fix.
What is the healthiest cookie to eat?
Cookies with less sugar or healthier ingredients like fresh fruit will naturally be healthier than sugary, chocolatey cookies, but there are hacks and swaps you can make to any cookie recipe to make it healthier. Keep reading to find out more.
Which cookies are best for weight loss?
Cookies with filling ingredients — like oatmeal and nuts — are best for weight loss. When you're fuller for longer, you might not have the same unhealthy food cravings!
Are oatmeal raisin cookies healthy?
Yes, oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy (thank goodness!). Because of the ingredients, this treat has at all – complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber.
Are oatmeal cookies healthier than chocolate chip?
Yes, oatmeal cookies are generally healthier than chocolate chip cookies. Oatmeal cookies tend to have more protein and fiber to fill you up quicker.
Healthy Cookie Recipes For The Whole Family
Wake up to paradise with these chewy yet crispy oatmeal cookies, studded with pineapple, mango, and white chocolate chips in every delicious bite. (via Brit + Co.)
As self-appointed cookie aficionados, we have a few tricks up our sleeves here at B + C. This nutritious batch is sweetened with honey and made from oats, almond butter and – believe it or not – chickpeas. (via Brit + Co.)
Rich and chewy cookies made simply with peanut butter, almond meal, and maple syrup mean everybody wins, no matter their dietary needs. (via Brit + Co.)
These cookies use cassava flour, which is different than regular wheat flour, but still provides that same fluffiness that we love in a cookie. Plus the chocolate-raspberry-pistachio combo cannot be topped. (via Chef Bai)
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 delicious thumbprint cookies are made with shredded coconut, coconut cream, and maple syrup, and are ready to eat in just 30 minutes! (via The Endless Meal)
If you’re trying to avoid dairy or grains, these flourless chocolate chip cookies are delicious and oh-so easy to make, just one bowl needed! (via Feel Good Foodie)
With shredded coconut, cocoa powder, coconut cream, and a smidgen of your fave sweetener, these sugar-free, no-bake bites just seem too good to be true. (via The Big Man's World)
Made with almond flour and milk and vegan butter these shortbread cookies are delightful with *or* without the icing. Those rose petals though! (via Two Spoons)
These 5-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)
These baked bites are just the right treat to hit the sweet spot! They’re loaded with tons of nutritious ingredients that also come together to create that idyllic chewy, creamy, and lightly sweet cookie that *actually* satisfies. (via Feel Good Foodie)
The natural sweetness in these healthy cookies means no need for refined sugar. So, get to mashing up some sweet potatoes and throwing them in these guilt-free treats! (via Live Eat Learn)
These delightfully sweet cookies are made with tahini, eggs, nuts and sugar-free chocolate for the keto fan. (via Cilantro Parsley)
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)
Sweet dates are a magical ingredient, and it shows in these gloriously gooey chocolate chip cookies. If you're eating nut-free foods, you can even use homemade sunflower seed flour. (via The First Mess)
These cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with spices and warm molasses flavor. They're sprinkled with crunchy coconut sugar and made without butter, oil, and refined sugar.(via Munching With Mariyah)
PB fans will love these cookies, made with both peanut butter and chopped peanuts. You could also add a variety of healthy goodies to these bites, like dried fruit or dairy-free chocolate chips! (via Food Faith Fitness)
Holiday time or not, these dusted cookies are the ultimate healthy dessert due to the recipe omitting gluten and animal products. Trust us, they're *just* as yummy as your regular-schmegular cookie. (via Veggie Society)
With this healthy cookie recipe, you can take trail mix on-the-go in an even easier way! Each bite is dotted generously in nuts and dried fruit for only the best textures to snack on. (via This Wife Cooks)
Tahini isn't *just* for hummus, and these paleo-friendly almond cookies are here to prove it. They're sweetened with maple syrup (or honey), plus optional cacao powder for a chocolatey twist. (via Little Green Spoon)
These delicious 3-ingredient banana oatmeal cookies are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Made with zero refined sugar, they definitely are a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth. (via Feel Good Foodie)
These cookies are so delicious, so soft, and so chewy, you'll want to eat more than one as soon as they come out of the oven. The sweet flavor and rich fragrance makes this one nostalgic treat! (via Culinary Hill)
Sometimes oatmeal gets real boring, so you have no choice but to spice up breakfast with these healthy breakfast cookies! They'll give you enough protein and fiber to tackle the day ahead – plus, they're good enough for a cheeky midnight snack! (via Rachel Mansfield)
Healthy Cookie Recipes On Instagram
Healthy Homemade Girl Scouts Samoas Cookies
Banana + Tahini Cookies
Pumpkin Banana Protein Cookies
Golden Oatmeal Almond Cookies
Healthy PB&J Protein Cookies
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats + Maple Syrup
Healthy Almond Flour Cookies
Cherry-Choco Oatmeal Cookies
Salted Caramel Oat Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Healthy Cookies
Header image via The First Mess
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