Healthy Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps have been on my Recipe Wishlist for quite a few months now and I finally made a successful batch just last week.  Healthy Gingersnaps?  Yay!  *does an embarrassing happy dance*

These cookies are soft, chewy and sweet.  They are full of flavorful spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger, but are made without all the hormone-filled butter and refined white sugar and even more refined brown sugar like typical cookie recipes.

Packed with flavor, sweetness and healthy ingredients, you will absolutely love these cookies.  This recipe is nutritious, whole grain and totally guilt free  ?

It’s strange how cookies can actually be made healthy, right??

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18 cookies

Healthy Gingersnaps

Fat per serving: 5g

Calories per serving: 100


  • Oat Flour
  • Granulated Erythritol
  • Quinoa Flour
  • Sweet White Sorghum Flour
  • Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Coconut Oil
  • Molasses
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Liquid Stevia Extract
  • Natural Butter Flavor


You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!


I originally wasn’t going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I’ll meet you halfway…  how does that sound?  I’ll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!

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Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits


Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.


– Jess



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20 comments on “Healthy Gingersnaps”

  1. these are one of my favorite holiday cookies. you really cut out the sugar and fat! would like to try them.

  2. Could I try it with a real egg? Oh and could I use stevia instead of the stevia extract & the vanilla sugar?

    • Helen-
      I haven’t tried this recipe using a real egg instead of the egg replacer, but I’m sure it will work out just fine 🙂
      As for replacing the vanilla sugar, I’m not sure… I think it adds bulk and texture to both the dough and the cookies. If you do try omitting it though, I would recommend keeping a tablespoon or two of extra oat flour or brown rice flour nearby in case you need it to thicken/firm up the dough.
      Hope the substitutions work!! 🙂

  3. you forgot the ginger!

  4. What a “HealthAble Treat!” I would love to add this on my website, could I reference you? PS They looks so moist!

  5. Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your blog! I have tried many of your recipes, each with delicious results! I’m new to the world of food blogging, and you definitely inspire me! Thank you so much!

  6. Hi Jess,

    I tried this recipe and followed along all but the stevia extract, I used two 1g packs of stevia powder. My cookie batter was very runny, like cake batter. Maybe next time I should add a few tbs of extra flour?


    • Kim-
      Hmmm… my dough wasn’t runny at all, and replacing the stevia shouldn’t have made a difference. I honestly have no clue what went wrong! Just wondering, did you weigh out the ingredients? Many ingredients (especially flours) are temperamental, so weighing the ingredients is always recommended. If you weighed out the ingredients and followed the directions in the recipe, I think in the next batch a few extra tablespoons of oat flour might help thicken the batter to dough.
      Fingers crossed!

  7. Hi Jess,

    No I didn’t use a weight this time, I’ll give that a try next time 🙂


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  11. Could i replace the enerG with something else?

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