If you feel like you need a cookie, make it a good one with these delicious easy and healthy cookie recipes!
These simple cookie recipes are all easy to prepare using mostly one bowl and are all gluten-free. The collection includes oatmeal cookie recipes without flour, some almond flour cookie recipes, no sugar cookies and no-bake cookies you can make with few ingredients that are easy to find in your local grocery store.
Many of the recipes are also vegan and egg-free, to make sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can meal prep them for a quick and easy snack or dessert and some cookies are even a great option for breakfast.
Flourless Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
Using quick oats or ground oats instead of flour is a great trick to make any cookie recipe a bit healthier! And it tastes great.
If you love peanut butter cookies, you need to try these, they’re so good – chewy on the outside, soft on the inside!
Ready in: 15 minutes | Serves: 9 cookies | Per cookie: 129 calories
These cookies are absolutely divine! The shortbread is made with almond flour, oats, coconut oil and maple syrup, then topped with almond butter and chocolate…One of my favorite desserts to snack on currently.
Ready in: 32 minutes | Serves: 12 cookies | Per cookie: 140 calories
It’s like a blueberry muffin, but the cookie version of it and I’m obsessed with it. Great delicious snack or breakfast! 7 ingredients that include an egg, vanilla, oats and blueberries.
Ready in: 15 minutes | Serves: 10 cookies | Per cookie: 101 calories
Soft and chewy, these homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a great healthy snack for kids and grown-ups. Made with gluten-free oats, coconut oil, an egg and coconut sugar.
Ready in: 20 minutes | Serves: 9 cookies | Per cookie: 148 calories
Healthy Almond Flour Cookies
Blanched almond flour is a great substitute for regular flour and is lower in carbohydrates, which is great if you need to be watching your carb intake.
This tasty treat is made with 5 simple ingredients. The cookies are perfectly sweetened with just bananas and are soft and fluffy. The perfect option for breakfast too!
Ready in: 40 minutes | Serves: 10 cookies | Per cookie: 107 calories
You need one bowl and 7 wholesome ingredients to make these healthy almond butter cookies.
Ready in: 17 minutes | Serves: 8 cookies | Per cookie: 104 calories
These magical brownie cookies will disappear in no time! Ingredients include an egg, cacao powder, dark brown sugar and coconut oil.
Ready in: 20 minutes | Serves: 10 cookies | Per cookie: 126 calories
Healthy No Bake Cookies
Keep it simple! With ingredients like almond butter, nut or oat flour there’s no need to be baking your cookies! These no-bake recipes are simple, healthy and delicious!
Peanut butter, dark chocolate, roughly chopped nuts, oats and coconut oil are the ingredients you’ll need for these addictive, easy no bake cookies.
Ready in: 8 minutes | Serves: 16 cookies | Per cookie: 116 calories
Cookies for breakfast? I think so and these are filled with nut butter, chopped nuts, seeds, coconut, honey and oats. You can add in some dried fruit if desired, but I did go for dark chocolate again, probably because I’m addicted, don’t judge.
Ready in: 10 minutes | Serves: 8 cookies | Per cookie: 116 calories
Some almond butter, toasted cashews, honey or maple syrup and flax meal are the ingredients you need to make these delicious no bake cookies!
Ready in: 8 minutes | Serves: 8 cookies | Per cookie: 245 calories
Tips To Make Healthier Cookies
- Use nuts or oats instead of regular flour. Almond flour and oat flour are a much healthier, more nutritious option when it comes to baking.
- Use quality dark chocolate. I usually buy 85% dark chocolate that isn’t overly sweet to use in my cookies and other desserts. Chop it up and throw it into the cookie dough or melt and sprinkle on top. 85% chocolate isn’t completely sugar free, but it has a much lower sugar content than for example 60% dark chocolate.
- Use dried or fresh fruit. It’s always a good idea to add to your daily servings of fruits and vegetables, even if they come in the form of cookies. Blueberries, raspberries, dried cranberries or bananas are all good options that you can add to your cookies.
- Use coconut oil or good quality butter in your cookies. Don’t go for ingredients that are rich in artificial and transfats (like margarine) or omega-6’s (like sunflower oil).
- Don’t use refined sugar and use less of it. Sugar is sugar, but usually the less refined you go, the better – coconut sugar, date sugar, even maple syrup or honey are some good options here. I personally find a little bit goes a long way.
I hope you got some new ideas and try some of these delicious healthy and quick cookie recipes!
More Easy And Healthy Recipes
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 2/3 cups oats
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped (around 100g)
- 3 Tbsp chopped nuts
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- In a bowl mix the peanut butter, oats and chopped nuts.
- Melt the dark chocolate and the coconut oil. I did it using the microwave, heating in 30s intervals, mixing in between - it took me 2 times.
- Add the dark chocolate to the peanut butter mixture and mix them until combined.
- Take a Tbsp of this chocolate mixture and place on a baking sheet or a large plate that's been lined up with parchment paper. 1 Tbsp is for 1 cookie. Don't be discouraged if the mixture loses its shape and becomes more of a bark and not that much of a cookie - still tastes great.
- Leave in the fridge for around an hour and then eat some. Store in the fridge in an airtight container (these melt at room temperature).
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 1mgSodium 45mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 3g