You may want a cookie. Or a biscuit. You tell yourself, “It’s just a treat every once in a blue moon.” I will not deny that I love fresh cookies from the bakery. Who doesn’t? These naughty sweets are loaded with sugar, unhealthy fats and refined sugar. I don’t buy them very often.
There is a way to enjoy cookies and biscuits, like me, but remain healthy. Healthy cookies or at least better ones! I found some healthy biscuit and cookie recipes on some of my favorite blogs and websites. They aren’t difficult to make at all. The majority of these healthy biscuits and cookies are easy to make, so why not make them yourself rather than buying unhealthy treats from the shop? Check out these healthy biscuit and cookie recipes I found.
Healthy Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds Biscuits
Hedi’s healthy chia and flax seed biscuits are delicious, crunchy, and nutritious. These biscuits are vegan-friendly and easy to prepare. You only need a banana, chia and flax seeds. It’s so simple! Click here to view the full recipe.
Healthy Chai Cookie
Erin’s chai cookies are special because they are gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free. These cookies can be made paleo by substituting coconut sugar for processed white sugar.
Here is the recipe for healthy cookies.
Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cookie
You can grab these Raspberry Almond Cookies from Mona on your way to work. These cookies are vegan, gluten-free and very healthy because they do not contain any processed sugar. They are instead sweetened with maple syrup and unsweetened apple juice. Visit this page for a recipe.
Healthy Vegan and Gluten-Free Vanilla Biscuits
This healthy recipe is perfect to impress your partner! These heart-shaped Vanilla Biscuits will make any partner feel special, whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary. These biscuits contain no gluten and are sweetened using the low-calorie, natural sweetener xylitol. If you want to reduce the calories even more, you can use stevia.
Nadia has some incredible healthy recipes, so be sure to check out her blog. You can also follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
Healthy Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
You’ve probably never made a cookie recipe like this before. The cookies are soft, chewy and packed with raisins. Enjoy! They are so easy to prepare and they taste delicious, but not healthy.
Clean Eating Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
Charlie’s blog has many other healthy cookie recipes. Charlie calls them ‘crazy yummy’. These look delicious and only require five ingredients, so what could be better?
Five-ingredient Healthy Cookie Recipe from Deliciously Ella
Deliciously Ella has another simple recipe for cookies. She says these cookies are “the easiest and most deliciously chewy”. To make these cookies, you only need five ingredients: almond flour, Medjool date, almond milk and dark chocolate chips or raisins. This can be baked in 15-20 minutes. Click here to view the full recipe.
Tahini Almond Cookies
The recipe for Tahini Almond Cookies is very simple, as it does not require flour or eggs. This recipe is suitable for vegans, and also gluten-free.
Ceri is a Natural Chef who blogs at Natural Kitchen Adventures.
Oat and Banana Thumbprint cookies with Berry Chia Jam
Niki, who blogs at Rebel Recipes, has a recipe for Oat and Banana Thumbprint Cookies. She was inspired by a recipe from My New Routes. For her version, Niki added desiccated Coconut and a banana to give it a natural sweetness. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan and do not contain refined sugar.
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Gingerbread Almond Cookies
Jemma’s healthy cookie recipe is the first one I have seen online. This is a lovely recipe that doesn’t require any grains. It’s also easy to make. Four ingredients are all you need!
Lemon and Date Oat Biscuits
These lemon-date oat cookies are sweetened naturally with honey, dates and sultanas. This recipe does not require eggs. You can find the recipe at the Healthy Mummy site.
Flourless peanut butter cookies
Michelle, who blogs at The Food Effect, has another recipe for healthy cookies with peanut butter. This recipe is easy to make and only has three ingredients. These cookies are healthy and crispy on the outside, but moist inside. Perfect!
These healthy cookies and biscuits don’t look too difficult to make. Remember that although these snacks are healthier than the ones sold in bakeries, they still contain a lot of calories. So, if you do not want to gain any weight, eat them in moderation.