Chewy Gingersnaps made Sugar Free, Low Fat, Gluten Free, and Vegan!

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 Gingersnap Cookies?  Yay!

*does an embarrassing happy dance*

Healthy Gingersnaps - Desserts With Benefits

These Gingersnaps are soft, chewy, sweet, and full of flavorful spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger.

You’d never know these cookies are made without all the hormone-filled butter, refined white sugar, 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.

Strange how cookies can actually be made healthy, right??

Print Recipe Pin Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Did you make this recipe? Leave a review »

Healthy Gingersnaps

Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These Healthy Gingersnaps are soft, sweet and moist. These Gingersnap Cookies are sugar free, low fat, gluten free, and vegan but you'd never know it!



Recipe Notes

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!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Gingersnaps
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 85mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers



Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.


– Jess


22 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?

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Hi Jess,

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


  7. Pingback: Healthy Chewy Gingersnaps - Desserts with Benef...

  8. Pingback: Desserts With Benefits

  9. Pingback: Gingerbread Round-Up | Strength and Sunshine

  10. Could i replace the enerG with something else?

  11. Pingback: 30 Cookie Exchange Recipes - So TIPical Me

  12. Pingback: Healthy Ginger Peach Chia Seed Pudding (raw, vegan, low fat)

  13. Pingback: Healthy DIY Sugar Cubes Recipe (Sugar Free!) | Desserts with Benefits

  14. Pingback: Healthy Spiced Pumpkin Maple Ice Cream Recipe | Desserts with Benefits

  15. Pingback: S'mores Pie Recipe (dairy free, low sugar) | Desserts With Benefits

  16. Wonderfull. I cannot resist, I’m going to prepare it.! Thank you very much 5 stars

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating