Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies + Free eBook

Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies

As this recipe shows, you don’t actually need white flour, white sugar or butter to enjoy Christmas cookies!


1 cup almond butter – if you don’t have this, you can use 1 cup ground almonds + 3 tbsp oil

3 tbsp molasses

2 large eggs

2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1/2 cup coconut sugar or Rapadura

1/3 cup buckwheat flour or other flour of your choice

1 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp ground ginger + 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/2 tsp allspice + a few grinds of pepper + 1/2 tsp sea salt


Beat the eggs with a mixer.

Add fresh grated ginger, molasses, coconut sugar and almond butter.

Mix everything well.

Add the flour, baking soda and spices and mix.

Using a teaspoon, drop the batter onto a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes.

Leave them to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before moving them to a rack to cool completely.

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Upgraded Oatmeal Cookies

healthier oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies have always been my favorite cookie. I think it’s something about the nutty taste and crunch mixed with the sweetness of raisins that I really love…

The original recipe I grew up with calls for the usual suspects: Butter, sugar, white flour, eggs. But in the spirit of upgrading I came up with this recipe which is free of refined sugar, refined flour, eggs and dairy AND includes healthy ingredients such as whole grains, nuts and seeds. The best part is how versatile and easy it is – you can change or experiment with the ingredients according to your mood and what you have in your cupboard!


1 cup wholegrain oats or any other wholegrain cereal flakes (can also be a mix of both oats and other flakes)

1 cup whole wheat flour, rye flour or a mix of gluten-free flours such as brown rice, buckwheat, coconut etc

1 cup ground almonds or hazelnuts or a mix of both

½ cup shredded coconut

½ tsp. unrefined salt

1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates

½ cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup

½ cup oil (such as olive oil, canola or coconut oil)

Some additional sprinkles for added taste and health benefits such as chia seeds, amaranth, wheat germ, sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds. You can also add spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon.


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

3. Mix the wet ingredients and stir into the dry ingredients.

4. Form small balls and place on a cookie sheet, pressing the balls down with your fingers. The flatter, the crispier.

5. Bake for 12 minutes or until crispy.