healthy cookie recipe – Fridays Off

healthy cookie recipe

I found another yummy cookie recipe (thanks Robi)! This one is dairy and wheat free and has no refined sugar.

Are you thinking cookie buzz-kill? Sorry!

I made these healthy cookies with chocolate chips and dried cranberries, but you could really use any dried fruit or nuts you want. The next time I think I'm going to use coconut and chocolate chips or maybe dried cranberries and walnuts. The possibilities are endless.

They don't taste like your average high-octane ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie, but your waist-line and your hypoglycemic-index will thank me later. Trust me! So here it goes.

[print_this]Healthy Cookie Recipe

You'll need:

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Then you:

  1. Mix ground flax seed with water and set aside (this is going to become your egg substitute, the ground flax seed and water turns into a sticky binding ingredient)
  2. Mix spelt flour, oats, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, dried cranberries, chocolate chips together in a medium bowl (you can sub whatever you want for the dried cranberries and chocolate chips)
  3. In a separate bowl mix mash banana and flax seed mixture together, then add vanilla and maple syrup.
  4. Mix wet with dry until well blended.
  5. Spoon onto cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes.


Happy baking! Tell me what your favourite combo is? Are you a raisins person? Or a dried ginger person?

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stephanie said:

am about to start batches #2 and #3 of these (batch #1 didn’t last long – kind of a cross between a cookie and a muffin, I think – very yummy and guilt-free!) – with each kid getting to pick their own “toppings” or “fillings”. Luke is going with grated apple and cranberry and Sadie is going with chocolate chips and coconut (you can tell which one has the sweet tooth).


stephanie said:

ooohhh…these look so good alanna! i’ve been cooking almost exclusively with spelt flour lately so i’ll be trying these within the next few days i think!

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