Inside Scoop: These Spicy, sweet vegan ginger molasses cookies are the perfect holiday treat.

This recipe was submitted by Yvette Styner, Founder of MipstickYvette, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Coach, Fitness Trainer, and Sports Nutrition teacher.

Who’s getting holiday ready, and vamping up their recipe repertoire?

We have a lot to think about over the holidays. From presents, to decorating, to hosting, to cooking… and on top of everything we need to do, keeping it somewhat healthy is always lingering in the back of our minds.

What should I cook that’s going to make me feel less bloated? What can I bring to the party that I can eat, that tastes amazing, yet doesn’t include all the ingredients that I’m trying to avoid?

Eating during the holidays when you’re trying to healthify your life, can definitely be confusing.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

We totally advocate enjoying yourself! Which means, really, just eat what you want to eat. No avoiding, but totally embracing and trying to find balance between it all.

If you like stuffing, go for it! If you want a piece of pie (that contains white flour or white sugar), have it! But try to also have a ton of veggies, some healthy protein, and instead of making your entire plate carbs or starch, go half of it with the good stuff.

No one single food is going to make you gain weight! And when you look at food as something to avoid, that food becomes negative, and you remain stuck in that diet mindset.

While these are just some of our tips for healthy holiday eating (and you can find some more tips by downloading our Healthy Holiday Cookbook & Guide here), cooking over the holidays can definitely be healthy without compromising on taste.

Take these Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies, for example.

Holy moly! These cookies are AMAZING!

They require all of 10 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to cook, and they are spicy, sweet, healthy, high in fiber, healthy fats and they’re completely vegan. They’re also something you can TOTALLY bring to the party, and everyone will be none the wiser.

So, for building your recipe database, especially your healthy holiday dessert or cookie database… these cookies are a win!

Thanks to Mipstick Yvette for passing on this delicious recipe for vegan ginger molasses cookies, these are going to be a constant for us over the next cooler months.

Whip up an easy batch of these, and let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you’re looking for other healthy and simple sweet treats to add to your holiday prepping, check out these No Bake, Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut Cookies.

 

Vegan Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies

These ginger molasses cookies will literally spice up your life. They take 10 minutes to prep, and are incredibly delicious.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine almond flour, spices, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix melted coconut oil, molasses and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls, each with about a Tbsp of batter.
  5. Add a little more almond flour if mixture is too moist, or a little water if mixture is too dry. Flatten lightly with fork.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, let cool without touching for 10-15 minutes (if you can wait that long to dig in!)

Recipe Notes

*Make sure you wait until these are completely cool (we know, we know). Since they are vegan they need a minute to harden, but when they are cool they become just like ginger snaps.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Yvette Styner

Yvette Styner, Founder of MipstickYvette, is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Sports Nutrition teacher. She’s also an Elite Pro Figure & Fitness Athlete, a crossfit enthusiastic, former marathon runner and competitive squash player, a mom of three, and all around ambassador of natural health and athletics.
 
Yvette is a strong advocate and role model for bridging the gap between traditional sports nutrition and natural, balanced wellness.  It is this integrative approach that makes her unique within the field of holistic nutrition and contributes to her clients’ success in reaching their weight loss or fitness goals, without the diet or exercise extremes. Yvette’s many online programs, eBooks, and customized nutrition programs make her integrative and personalized support accessible to everyone, regardless of location or budget.
 
Start building your best body, from the inside out today with Yvette’s FREE Liver-Support Guide & Recipe Collection (link here – www.mipstick.com) and follow her on social media for expert tips and recipes to build your best body. Check out her social platforms here: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

 

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