Healthy gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Healthy gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Healthy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe – Dairy Free and Lower in Sugar

Who doesn’t love a gingerbread cookie- their spice, the sweet molasses flavour, their SMILES, and their cute charm are obviously irresistible. These are a great healthy alternative, using coconut sugar and dark chocolate chips as more nutrient dense alternatives to make them just as delicious.



Makes 12

  • 1 large egg
  • 200 grams whole wheat flour
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 40ml melted coconut oil
  • 70ml molasses syrup
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • Icing sugar if desired


  1. Firstly we need to make the dough.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the molasses with the melted coconut oil. Once mixed add in the coconut sugar and mix again. Finally mix in the egg.
  4. Pour the dry mix into the liquid and stir well until a dough like consistency forms
  5. Separate the dough into two discs and cover in wrap and pop in the freezer for 1 hour
  6. Preheat oven to 180c and line baking tray
  7. Take cold dough out of freezer. Lightly flour your work surface and place one of the discs out. Roll until 1/5/2cm thick. Taking your cookie cutter, cut as many cookies as you can. Place the cookies on the baking tray. Repeat with the second dough.
  8. Pop in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Take out and let cool fully before decorating.
  9. To decorate with chocolate, melt the dark chocolate and either dunk the gingerbread men in the mixture or using a fork or knife decorate with patterns. Pop in the fridge for 15 minutes to let the chocolate harden before enjoying.

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London Nutritionist Clarissa Lenherr

I’m Clarissa, a registered nutritionist (mBANT) and workplace wellness expert. In my Harley St. London practice, I have helped hundreds of clients reach optimal health through creating sustainable, effective habits and dietary adjustments. My aim is to empower people with the skills, tools and knowledge to take their health into their own hands and feel the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves. Featured in The Daily Mail, Women’s Health, The Telegraph, and more.





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