What better way to slide into Christmas than with this super healthy **nutrient packed** no-bake ginger molasses cookie recipe! Although admittedly, I eat these all year round.
First off, they are super easy to make and as an added bonus, you don’t have to cook them.
They are gluten and grain free, paleo, dairy free, soy free, autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly, and vegan.
Almost every ingredient is packed with health benefits too. Check it out:
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy. It can also help raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood and can kill harmful organisms in your body. It can also reduce your hunger and help you eat less. On top of all that, it can also help improve your brain function.
Tigernut flour – Despite the name, tiger nuts are not actually nuts but rather small edible tubers. They are super rich in nutrients [minerals especially], antioxidants and soluble fiber. Tiger nuts also contain resistant starch, a type of fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. They may also help reduce blood sugar levels and contribute to good heart health. As an added bonus, they apparently also act as an aphrodisiac 😉
Molasses is a very rich source of minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and selenium, as well as vitamin B6. In fact, 1 tablespoon provides 8% of your daily calcium intake and 10% of your daily magnesium intake which makes it great for bone health. 1 tablespoon also provides 20% of your daily iron intake which makes it good for people with anemia.
Ginger is closely related to turmeric and has a long history of use in traditional medicine for improving digestion, reducing nausea and lowering inflammation. It may also help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and help protect against cancer and Alzheimers.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and may help lower the risk of heart disease. Most importantly, it is shown to improve your insulin sensitivity and can dramatically lower insulin resistance which helps lower blood sugar levels.
Himalayan sea salt Is minimally processed and does not have any additional additives. This allows it to retain up to 84 different minerals and trace elements that are not available in table salt.
Let me know what you think of my ginger molasses cookie recipe! I love to get feedback on my recipes so I can improve them in the future.
No-bake ginger molasses cookie recipe (AIP)
- 1 cup Tigernut flour
- 1/4 cup Cassava flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut palm sugar
- 3/4 cup Molasses
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 1 tsp Ground ginger
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 pinch Salt
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Mix all the dry ingredients together
- Add all remaining wet ingredients and stir thoroughly until fully mixed through
- Roll into balls and place on pan topped with parchment paper. If it’s too hard to work with, try putting the dough in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes and then it’ll be easier to handle.
- After you’ve rolled the cookies into balls and put them on parchment paper, put in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes or the fridge for an hour or more.
- Enjoy them cold as will melt if they are left out
- Store in the fridge or freezer
Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.