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Healthy Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies (sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Servings: 15 cookies
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
These Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies are like Red Velvet Cake in cookie form! NO butter, white sugar, bleached flour, or artificial food coloring whatsoever. And only 67 calories per cookie!


  • 262g (1½ cups) Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed well!)
  • 144g (¾ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 124g (½ cup) Roasted Beet Puree (see Directions)
  • cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 44g (¼ cup) Earth Balance Organic Whipped Buttery Spread
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 53g (⅔ cup) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 30g (¼ cup) Oat Flour
  • 13g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rinse and gently scrub a medium beet, then wrap it in foil.
  • Place the beet on a jelly roll pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a fork pierces through the center with ease. Carefully unwrap the beet and let cool for 30 minutes.
  • Scrape off the beet skin (they should peel off easily) and chop into chunks. Add the beet chunks to a food processor and purée until completely smooth.


  • Add the garbanzo beans, erythritol, roasted beet puree, almond milk, Earth Balance and extracts to a high speed blender (I used my NutriBullet) and puree until very smooth (batter should be a bright fuchsia).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop the mixture out of the blender and into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, oat flour, flax, baking powder and salt. Dump this over the wet ingredients and whisk together well.
  • Whisk in the vinegar. The dough/batter should be like muffin batter, not thick like cookie dough or thin like cake batter.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion the batter onto the prepared cookie sheets.  I used a 2" cookie scoop.  Flatten the batter "domes" into cookie shapes by swirling your finger gently on the surface.  Bake for ~19 minutes, or until the cookies are no longer wet or shiny looking. Lightly tap the center of the cookies, if they are mushy in the middle then bake them for another minute or two.  Let cookies cool ON THE PAN.  Serve once they're completely cooled and set.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Sodium 270mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers
Keyword: Dairy Free, Eggless, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, Vegan