Grain Free Gingerbread Cookies

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This cookie is an allergy-friendly healthy gingerbread cookie recipe that will accommodate most diets. This gingerbread cookie is grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free. This cookie is the powerhouse of cookies. 

Although I have named it a cookie, it should be labelled a healthy energy snack. This tasty cookie is made with mostly pumpkin seeds.

 

pumpkin seeds

 

Are pumpkin seeds nutritious?

Pumpkin seeds are well known for their health benefits, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, zinc and protein. This makes them nutrient-dense and a great addition to any diet.  Another gluten-free recipe made with pumpkin seeds that you may enjoy is the Keto Nut-Free Pumpkin Seed Bread.

 

gingerbread cookie

 

Include this healthy chewy gingerbread cookie in your children’s lunch box, or enjoy it as an energy snack. Next time you crave sweets, indulge in this wholesome gluten-free gingerbread cookie without the guilt.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp. GF ground ginger or 1 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
  • ½ tsp. of each, GF cinnamon, GF nutmeg and GF ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar for sprinkling (optional)
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons of warm water in a medium bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes
  • Process sunflower seeds in a food processor into coarse flour. Add balance of dry ingredients and pulse until combined
  • Add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla into flax seed mixture and mix
  • Transfer dry ingredients into a large bow and add flax seed mixture. Mix well to combine and rest for 10 minutes, allowing coconut flour to absorb the liquids
  • Using a tablespoon scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet. Using a fork press dough to flatten slightly. Dip fork into water to avoid sticking. Sprinkle with coconut sugar if so desired
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet
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    3 Responses to Grain Free Gingerbread Cookies

    • kiki November 30, 2020

      finally a cookie my daughter can have, thank you.

    • Pamela October 16, 2021

      what an incredible idea making cookies from pumpkin seeds. Thank you, I love all your recipes

      • Kristina October 16, 2021

        thank you, Pamela

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