Homemade Fortune Cookies made Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan

Healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

These aren’t really like the fortune cookies you’d get at a Chinese restaurant.  These Homemade Fortune Cookies are actually good tasting and good for you.  And they are also completely different in both taste and texture.  Sorry, I tried to make it as close to the original as possible — crunchy, orange and both sweet and salty — but the dough just wasn’t havin’ it.

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

These homemade fortune cookies are freaking delicious, soft and more sweet rather than salty.  Oh, and they’re addicting.  Everybody ate either three or four in a row (including me)…

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Healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies

Servings: 14 fortunes
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • tbs Agave Nectar
  • tbs Water
  • 1 tbs Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ½ tbs Grapeseed Oil
  • 60g (½ cup) Oat Flour
  • 60g (¼ cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup Date Sugar (or dry sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • ¼ tsp Ground Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer bowl with beater attachment, add the agave, water, applesauce, and oil. Mix on low.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, brown rice flour, date sugar, flaxseed, turmeric, baking soda, and salt. Dump the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Take the bowl off the mixture and form the dough into a ball. Roll the dough in between two silicone baking mats until ⅛" thick.
  • Use a 3" circle cookie cutter and cut circles out of the dough. Gently fold the circle in half, trying to enclose as much as as you can, and gently press on the outer edges of the dough to create a pocket.
  • Take the corners of the pocket and gently bring them together to form the classic fortune cookie shape. Do this with the rest of the circles and bake for ~14 minutes, or until cookies are firm. Let cool on the baking sheet.
  • Cut index cards into thin strips and write your fortunes on them. Carefully slide the fortunes into the cooled cookies. Serve and enjoy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies

The fortune cookies you get at Chinese restaurants are not only unhealthy, but they are actually dangerous for your body.  These are the ingredients:

healthy fortune cookie recipe

Yuck!  Bleached flour, sugar, artificial food coloring and artificial flavor.  And even worse, the cookies I get at my favorite Chinese restaurant contain partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats).  So please don’t eat them, it’s for your own safety!

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

The fortune cookies you get from Chinese restaurants are made with refined flour, sugar and trans fats. Make these healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies instead! They're refined sugar free, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too.

While I put nice and cute fortunes in my fortune cookies, it’s so close to Halloween that I probably should have put horrors in them rather than fortunes!

These are perfect little treats for a Halloween spread  🙂

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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12 comments on “Healthy Homemade Fortune Cookies”

  1. Looks delicious. Did you insert the paper fortunes before or after baking?

    • Eileen-
      Oh gosh, I totally forgot to add that to the instructions!! I added the paper fortunes after baking, not sure how/if they would hold up in the oven…
      Also, I cut up blank index cards because they are sturdier than flimsy paper and are easier to stick inside the cookies 🙂
      -Jess

  2. These are amazing! I had no idea that you could make your own fortune cookies – and healthy ones, too!
    Absolutely brilliant.
    pinning!

  3. I really dig that you made these. The ones in the little plastic bags taste stale and I only really like them for the fortunes. These look super fun!

    -Aya

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  7. Are these safe for kids with a nut-allergy?

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