Grain Free Cinnamon Cookies! Laced with cinnamon, cloves and molasses, these chewy and delightful cookies are low in calories, easily customizable and quick to make. An anytime treat you can enjoy guilt free! Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Just letting you know, this Grain Free Cinnamon Cookies Recipe was originally published in December 2015. I retested, rephotographed and updated the content for you. Hope you enjoy it!
One week until Christmas! I hate to lay it all on you so close to the holidays, but I'm gonna! I have a love hate relationship with this time of year.
I alluded to this in last week's post that it really bothers me when I look around the internet and Pinterest and see thousands of "healthy" and "gluten free" recipes that are the farthest thing from healthy.
Either my definition of what healthy is, is WAY off or there are a lot of healthy imposters. I will argue the later.
I like to think of them as infomercials you see on tv claiming to have the latest and greatest weight loss pill or magical skincare cream. You know the ones I'm talking about.
The food you see on the Internet, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc. are no different than an infomercial. You have to use common sense and judge whether or not the recipe is healthy for you.
Let me give you an example. I stay away from butter and generally use egg whites because high cholesterol and heart disease has infested every single person in my family.
Knowing I'm at high risk for that, I avoid putting those foods and high saturated foods in my body. When I see a recipe loaded up with those things, I avoid it like the plague.
So, before you believe a recipe is "healthy" stop and ask yourself is it "healthy for me?" You may be surprised how few recipes that actually is.
Getting off my bandwagon now because you have some D-E-LICIOUS and HEALTHY Cinnamon Cookies to munch on today!
This is an old recipe from 2015. The pictures were in desperate need of updating (I have so many recipes like this *insert crying emoji*).
I also decided to add a few twists and turns in the recipe. Subbed extra virgin olive oil for the coconut oil, replaced the honey with maple syrup, added cloves and molasses and much more cinnamon. YUM!
I love cinnamon! It's naturally low in calories and sweet so you can reduce the sugar content in recipes by replacing sugar with cinnamon.
Cinnamon is also high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties helping the body fight infections and repair cells.
It even helps to regulate blood sugar. Insulin regulation is so important for weight management. Something I've talked about over and over again in my newsletter!
What does all this mean to you? It means it's good for you! So grab your cinnamon and bake yourself a batch of these good-for-you Grain Free Cinnamon Cookies this week for the holidays!
Grain Free Cinnamon Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients to combine.
- With an medium ice cream scoop, scoop balls of the dough onto the baking sheet. Press the doughs down slightly with the palm of your hand to flatten a bit.
- Bake 10 minutes until edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet 10 minutes prior to removing and eating. Store cookies in the refrigerator up to 10 days.