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
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.
In another bowl, mix melted coconut oil, molasses and vanilla until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
Roll into balls, each with about a Tbsp of batter.
Add a little more almond flour if mixture is too moist, or a little water if mixture is too dry. Flatten lightly with fork.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, let cool without touching for 10-15 minutes (if you can wait that long to dig in!)
*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.