Is their a such thing as a healthy cookie? Absolutely! Healthy cookies are easy to make, but only if you are ready to experiment with a few alternative, nutritional ingredients. Healthy cookie recipes are available as vegan cookies, gluten-free cookies, wheat-free cookies and many more.
And the best part? Some Healthy Cookie Recipes are made without fatty ingredients like sugar, eggs, butter, or milk.
To make gluten-free cookies what flour should be used?
The right answer to this question would be organic, brown-rice flour, which not only suits our purpose, but also is much healthier than the usual white flour.
Now, the ingredient that is most important for cookies is the sweetener? Agave nectar is a great sweetener for baked goods. You can also use maple syrup or even honey. Honey helps to retain moisture in the cookies. It also blends easily with other ingredients. For flavor purposes, to make healthy cookies, try using a small amount of vanilla or almond extract, crushed anise seeds, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Here is a healthy cookie recipe:
- 1/4 cup ground nuts
- 1 cup nut butter
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 cup organic brown rice flour
- 3/4 cups agave nectar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla or almond extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon crushed anise seeds, cardamom, or other spices
- 1 teaspoon salt
Place 2-inch balls on a parchment-lined cookie pan and flatten lightly with a fork (similar to making peanut butter cookies, dip the fork in cold water before pressing it on the cookie portions)
Use a fairly low oven temperature: 8-10 minutes at 300-325 degrees; agave nectar browns a little faster than sugar, so keep an eye on your cookies and don’t let them get too dark on the bottom!
Remember, there are no raw eggs in our batter; we won’t have to bake it completely through. A lightly ” under-baked” interior is wonderful!
So, let us be adventurous and experiment with a variety of ingredients such as- nuts, seeds, dried fruits, etc. Because of the cookie being so healthy and nutritious, they’ll be best for you!