Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

If you’re after a healthy christmas snack or dessert idea then look no further than these AMAZINGLY tasty & healthy gingerbread cookies!


I’ve made these healthy gingerbread cookies a few times now and I love them – you can make them really thin and crispy or a little thicker which makes them more crunchy. The recipe below makes six decent sized cookies so feel free to double the mixture if you want to make more. They are super simple to make and I guarantee that they will be a hit with friends and family!


For everyone who has been asking, below the ingredients list is a protein version of the cookies which seemed to work really well, as well as a nut-free version. These cookies seriously taste amazing and I actually prefer them to the ‘real thing’ – and there’s certainly no bucket load of golden syrup or treacle in this recipe (!).





*For a protein version (as pictured below) simply swap half of the ground almonds (70g) for protein powder. I also skipped the baking powder when I made the protein version (mainly because I forgot to add it but they turned out great!) and coated the outside really thinly in oil – which made them have a much more golden glow! The protein version nutrition stats are: 198Kcal, 12g fat, 10g carbs and 11g protein.

*For a nut-free version swap the ground almonds for spelt flour and use 50ml more oil, 50g more dates and 40g more honey to form a soft dough – please note that I haven’t tried this version yet however it is what chef Teresa Cutter recommends who inspired this recipe and a few of you have asked me for a nut-free version!


Healthy Gingerbread Protein Cookies


Healthy Protein Gingerbread cookies




Healthy Gingerbread Cookies


Healthy Gingerbread Cookies



Do let me know what you think to this recipe! Thanks for reading 🙂


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

Healthy Gingerbread Men

Healthy Gingerbread MenAbove: Made with spelt flour instead of almonds!

Healthy Gingerbread Recipe

Healthy Gingerbread Recipe

Healthy Gingerbread

Healthy Gingerbread

Healthy Gingerbread Recipe

Healthy Gingerbread cookies

Healthy gingerbread men


*This blog post contains an affiliate link. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends ) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!
Reviewed by on. Rating:


  1. December 15, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Hi Nic!

    These look great and the recipe is healthy too – bonus! I’ll have to give these a go with my younger siblings over Christmas.



  2. December 18, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Who doesn’t love a gingerbread man at Christmas?! Thanks for sharing the healthy way to make them… I’m really conscious of trying to maintain our healthy eating over Christmas when we can. Of course it’s nice to indulge every now and then but if a classic treat can be made healthier why not do it!

    Thanks for linking this up to Recipe Swap Club too x

    • December 18, 2014 / 7:53 pm

      Aw thank you for your lovely comment Chloe!! xxx

  3. laura
    December 22, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    These are absolutely amazing, and so easy to make too. Love them, thanks for the recipe

  4. January 11, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    This recipe was SO good. Really helped me out with my sweet craving, with out resulting to the bad sugar stuff. Definitely going to make more of these. KBxx

  5. Nichola
    April 1, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Can you freeze these once cooked?

    • April 2, 2015 / 8:15 am

      I haven’t tried it but don’t see why not! Do let me know! xx

  6. Nichola
    April 1, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I put these on 150 for 20 mins and they burnt! Take it that wasn’t fan 🙁
    Mixture tasted amazing though!

    • April 2, 2015 / 8:15 am

      Hello! Aw no! All ovens are different.. Mine was a fan so maybe try 15 mins? x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

five × = 5