6 Healthy Cookie Recipes


Chewy Peanut Butter, Banana & Cranberry Cookies by Georgia Kate

On the plant-strong diet my husband and I are on, we’re not supposed to have sugar. But I’ve got a raging sweet tooth, so I cheat a little on this. I think this is okay. If I didn’t allow myself to enjoy soy mocha latte and a vegan dessert (or two) on the weekends, I’d probably give up this diet altogether.

Still, there’s a difference between allowing myself to have a little sugar and out-of-control binging, which is what I did the last time I made cookies (see A Cookie Conundrum). In fact, every time I make cookies I gorge until I get sick.

After my last over indulgence, I considered not making cookies anymore. For a minute or two anyway! I know I’ll make cookies again, but if I’m going to bake and binge, I can at least make it as healthy as possible. So I searched for wholesome cookie recipes today and found tons of them!

Six of the recipes sounded so yummy that I decided to share them. Some of them call for eggs, but you can easily veganize them by substituting flaxseeds. To do this, add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds to 3 tablespoons of water and mix until gelatinous.

6 Healthy Cookie Recipes

Chewy Peanut Butter, Banana and Cranberry Cookies

Source Georgia Kate

Carrot Cake Cookies

Source Have a Shnick

Peanut Butter Chia Cookies

Source Fruit ‘N’ Fitness

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Source The Simple Dish

Choco Banana Drop Cookies (gluten-free)

Source Muscles By Mia

Healthy Sugar Cookies

Source Chocolate Covered Katie


About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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14 Responses to 6 Healthy Cookie Recipes

  1. Absolutely! Gorgeous! And I agree with you 100% – everyone deserves a treat 🙂

  2. Kristin says:

    I’m so flattered that you included one of my recipes in this post – thank you!! 🙂 And I’m right there with you, Celeste. My husband and I made the official switch to veganism after watching forks over knives, so we try to follow the plant strong diet as well! I did cut out all sugar and oil at the beginning – and I definitely understand WHY it’s that way in the diet – but like you, I have a sweet tooth. So I try my best to “healthify” my baking as well. Have you also cut out oil? I use it in small amounts here and there – it’s so useful in cooking sometimes!

    • How could I not include your cookies – I love carrot cake! I’m so glad to hear that you and your hubby are doing the plant-strong diet too. So few people follow it, that it’s nice to connect with other people who GET why I eat the way I do. I cut out all oil and sugar in the beginning too, but I’ve relaxed a bit on both. I rarely use oil when I’m cooking at home, but it’s impossible to avoid when you eat out (and my husband and I love to eat out!). The sugar is more of a challenge for me, but I’m pretty good about only eating it on the weekends. Thanks so much for your comment Kristin – I appreciate it! Celeste:)

  3. Deborah says:

    Oh dear. I feel myself weakening. But in a good way! Thank you, Celeste!! And thank you, Kristin, your recipe looks wonderful.

    • Chicago’s mayor is asking his city’s residents to consider going vegan – that is AMAZIGNG! And he’s even promoting the Engine 2 Diet. Thank you so much for sharing this with me Deborah – I so appreciate it. I love hearing news like this! Celeste:)

  4. georgiakatefood says:

    Hi Celeste! Thank you so much for including my cookie recipe in your wonderful blog! I’m very flattered 🙂 and can’t wait to try these other yummy biscuits you’ve found. Georgia Kate xx

    • Oh you’re so welcome! And thank you for all of your lovely (and healthy) recipes! I’m actually really excited to try your Chewy Peanut Butter, Banana and Cranberry cookies because they have so little sugar and oil. Celeste:)

  5. I am loving your health friendly cookie list my friend, god knows with my sweet tooth, I need this 😀
    They all look delicious and I doubt I would believe you if you told me they were healthy!


  6. Stefanie says:

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    • Hey there Stefanie! Thank you so much for your kind words – I appreciate it. I can’t take much credit for this post, however; I think all the wonderful people who developed the cookie recipes deserve most of the credit. Celeste:)

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