No Bake Vegan Gingerbread Cookies Recipe For The Holiday Season
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
Sugar and spice and everything nice are EXACTLY what these no bake vegan Gingerbread cookies are made of.
At a time of the year where sweet treats are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e, it can definitely be difficult to avoid having a daily sugar overdose.
However, you can still indulge in the traditional holiday flavors while still honoring your health and wellbeing.
These raw and natural gingerbread cookies are a simple recipe that you can whip together in minutes and enjoy all throughout the holiday season.
Health Benefits Of No Bake Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
- Rich in potassium, a mineral essential to a range of basic physiological processes
- Great source of dietary fiber
- Contains copper, an essential trace mineral that helps your body absorb and use iron to form red blood cells
- Has a massive amount of nutrients: fiber, protein, magnesium, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin E and fat
- Loaded with antioxidants, which protect your cells from damage
- Reduces hunger, because the protein and fiber increase satiety
- Prized for its ability to lower high blood pressure
- Rich source of flavonoids
- High fiber content will keep you feeling satisfied and promotes healthy bowel movements
- Incredible source of fiber, which helps ease constipation and controls your blood sugar
- Contains manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium and zinc
- Improves satiety, digestion and your overall general metabolic health
- Contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols
- Proven to alter body composition
- Can help reduce the accumulation of belly fat and speed up your metabolism
- Helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Has antifungal properties and can help fight against chronic candida
- Powerful anti-inflammatory effects
- Can ease nausea
- Reduces muscle pain
- Can help treat chronic indigestion
How To Make No Bake Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
- 1 ¼ cup Medjool dates, pitted and packed
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ¼ cup buckwheat groats
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp cloves
1. In a high-speed blender, process all of the ingredients except the dates to create a flour.
2. Add in half the dates and process until blended.
- Add the rest of the dates to create a dough.
3. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll in into a ball (or flatten to make cookies).
Do you prefer extra chewy cookies? If so, place the dough into a dehydrator at 115 Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
Storage: Keep in the refrigerator in lidded container for up to 5 days.
These easy-to-make cookies are a fantastic holiday treat that you can make in advance to have on hand when friends and loved ones stop by to share some holiday cheer.
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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