Forget flour: With a few simple swaps (think: almond flour), you can whip up delicious and easy gluten-free cookies. Many health-minded food bloggers are proving just how easy it is.
Below are our favorite healthy, gluten-free cookie recipes. They’re all low in refined sugar, high in flavor, and packed with nutritious ingredients. Dessert? Done!
1. Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
This dairy-free, Paleo-inspired recipe from Ambitious Kitchen wins for a few reasons: It subs refined sugar for coconut sugar, which contains less fructose and ranks lower on the glycemic index than other sweeteners (you can also use brown sugar or honey). Plus, it uses nut butters, which are high in heart-healthy fats instead of margarine. Bonus: The coconut element adds an extra layer of sweetness.
2. Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Avocado might sound like an odd ingredient for cookies but with its silky smooth texture and healthy fats, it’s the perfect swap for butter. In addition to being gluten-free, these cookies from Bushel & A Peck are nut-free and dairy-free. Our Freshly editor tried the recipe right away and loved the chewy contrast of flavors!
3. Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Yep, you read that right. This recipe from Ambitious Kitchen has only two ingredients: Banana and gluten-free oats. Feel free to add in delicious mix-ins like chocolate chips, dried cranberries, raisins, chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans, or coconut flakes if you want a little extra sweetness.
4. Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a treat that’s sweet and savory? These bacon-laced cookies from Paleo On A Budget have got you covered. The recipe uses almond flour instead of regular flour and calls for good quality maple syrup. Yum!
5. PB&J Oatmeal Cookies
A gluten-free twist on both a classic PB&J sandwich and a peanut butter cookie, these oatmeal cookies from SkinnyTaste are sweet and simple with just four ingredients. Be sure to use gluten-free oats and go for a jelly that’s low in added sugar.
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