Sometimes you just want to have a cookie. Or a biscuit. It’s a treat, just once in a while (you say to yourself). I am not going to deny it, I love cookies, fresh ones, from the bakery. Who doesn’t? It doesn’t happen very often that I would buy these naughty treats though as they are so unhealthy, loaded with refined sugar and unhealthy fats.
If you love cookies and biscuits (like me) but still want to be healthy, luckily there is a solution! Healthy or at least healthier cookies! I searched some of my favourite blogs and health communities and found some amazing recipes for you to try. Don’t worry, they are not complicated to make, not at all. Most of them are actually really easy to make so why not try making these healthier treats yourself instead of buying unhealthy ones from the shops? Take a look at the delicious recipes I found below.
Chia and flax seeds biscuits from Hedi are yummy, crunchy and nutritious biscuits. They are suitable for vegans and are really easy to make.
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These chai cookies are something really special, they are dairy-free, gluten-free and even grain-free. Proper paleo cookies from Erin who lives in Texas! Find the recipe for these here.
These Raspberry Almond cookies from Mona are perfect for breakfast and you can easily grab them on the way to work. They are gluten-free, vegan and really healthy since the processed sugar is not used. Instead they are sweetened with unsweetened apple sauce and maple syrup. For a recipe go to this page.
Another recipe if you want to impress your other half! Be it a birthday or anniversary, these heart shaped vanilla biscuits from Nadia will make your partner feel extra special.
Nadia creates some amazing healthy recipes so you should really check out her blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
This is apparently the BEST recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies you’ll ever make. Soft, chewy & packed with raisins. They’re so easy to make & they don’t taste healthy at all, enjoy!
This recipe for Coconut Raspberry Thumbprint cookies is just one of the many healthy cookie recipes you will find on Charlie’s blog. They are ‘crazy delicious’, Charlie says. They definitely look yummy!
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These raw cookies from Fab, a certified health coach, are something really special. No baking involved, totally raw! Fab calls them “Subtle yet Undoubtable Orgasm in Your Mouth” :-D.
Just to mention, Fab is also a founder of Health Bloggers Community. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
The recipe for these Tahini Almond cookies is pretty simple with no flours or eggs involved. It’s suitable for vegans and it’s also gluten-free.
Ceri is an experimental Natural Chef and she blogs over at Natural Kitchen Adventures. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for lots of amazing healthy recipes.
The recipe for Oat and Banana Thumbprint Cookies comes from Niki who blogs over at Rebel Recipes. She got inspiration for these cookies from a My New Routes recipe – for her version she added a banana for extra natural sweetness and desiccated coconut. The cookies are vegan, gluten free and contain no refined sugar.
You can follow Niki on Facebook and Twitter.
This cookie recipe from Jemma is one of the first healthy cookie recipes I came across. It’s a really lovely recipe which does not require any grains and it’s easy to make as well.
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This is a cookie recipe for those fans of peanut butter and you can watch the whole video of how to make these peanut butter & tahini cookies here. Debora does not only show you how to make the cookies, she also explains everything about the ingredients and why you should choose one ingredient over the other. The original recipe is from Green Kitchen Stories.
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This is another cookie recipe with peanut butter and it’s from Michelle who blogs over at The Food Effect. The recipe has just three main ingredients and it’s really easy to make. Cookies come out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Perfect!
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I don’t know about you but I will definitely be making some of these healthy cookies and biscuits in the near future as they don’t seem too complicated to make. Just something to keep in mind – although these are much healthier snacks comparing to the ones you buy in bakeries, remember they are still high in calories so don’t eat too many of them if you don’t want to gain weight, everything in moderation!
What do you think of these recipes? Which cookie recipe is your favourite?
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