Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

These flourless vegan thumbprint cookies are a great option for a clean eating and satisfying grab n ‘ go breakfast, or as a healthy daytime snack. These wholesome breakfast cookies are rich in fiber and protein, and are made with superfoods and natural sweetener.

I have a confession to make. I’m a self-professed recipe-tweaker. Although I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen creating my own recipes, I sometimes decide to take a recipe developing break and prepare a recipe from one of the many cookbooks I have stashed in my pantry. I recently purchased the new cookbook from Oh She Glows Every Day and this recipe immediately caught my eye. A breakfast cookie that only takes 15 minutes to prepare-and also happens to be vegan and gluten-free? Yes, please!

These cookies are not your ordinary cookie – but that’s a given since they are prepared with non-traditional ingredients like refined sugar, butter, and milk. Long gone are the days when I made cookies that were laden with unhealthy ingredients (or ‘normal’ cookies, as my husband calls them). Nowadays, those cookies are reserved for special occasions (like these peanut butter or lemon chocolate Christmas cookies) or as special treats for the family – when I feel compelled to serve them ‘normal’ baked goods, of course. Not only are these cookies are a healthy, on-the-go snack, they also make for wholesome treats to put in school lunches. If I’m preparing these for home I use almond butter however, if they are being sent to school I just substitute the almond butter with sunflower or pumpkin seed butter. Also, for this recipe I used unsweetened store-bought jam however, an easy and sugar-free homemade jam would be just as delicious.

Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

I’m giving these flourless vegan thumbprint cookies a 5-star rating, and so are my hubsand and the kids. (They didn’t actually say so, but they devoured these so I’m fairly certain they would agree with my review). If you’re accustomed to ‘normal’ cookies, you need to know that these are far from them – but they are still delicious. Chewy, dense, nutty, and not too sweet – just how a healthy, clean eating cookie should be.

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

2016-11-28
: 10 large cookies
: 5 min
: 10 min

These flourless vegan thumbprint cookies are a great option for a clean eating and satisfying grab n ‘ go breakfast, or as a healthy daytime snack. These wholesome breakfast cookies are rich in fiber and protein, and are made with superfoods and natural sweetener. I have a confession to make. I’m a self-professed recipe-tweaker. Although I …

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Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
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Ingredients
    1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup (or raw honey for a non-vegan version)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 heaping tbs. nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. ground flax
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 10 teaspoons jam of choice
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana with the wet ingredients. Add the ground flax and chia seeds and let sit for for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. The batter should be sticky but dense and remain together when compacted.

Dollop a heaping tablespoon of the batter onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining batter. Pat down gently on each cookie with the back of the spoon until the thickness is uniform. Make an indent in the middle of each cookie with your thumb then add about 1 teaspoon of jam to the center.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the underside of the cookies are just browned. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside on a cooling rack. Store in the fridge for one week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

15 thoughts on “Flourless Vegan Thumbprint Cookies”

  • lynzy 3 years ago

    These look so good! I love how different they are. They look fairly easy to make too and I bet for a great gift as well! Love this, can’t wait to try them!

  • Wow these look like a great teacher gift. I love the way they turned out, I will hope mine look as pretty. I bet they are so tasty,too! I will have to make a batch or several for the gift giving season. Thanks for sharing!

  • Yum! Thank you for sharing these! We have a lot of food allergies in our family, and these would be perfect for busy mornings — or quick after school snacks before we run out of the house for various events. They look so delicious!

    • I can’t imagine having a family member with a food allergy. I only have intolerances and that’s a pain to organize meals!!

  • What a great recipe to have on hand for my Vegan BFF. She is always looking for treats that fit into her vegan lifestyle. I think I will surprise her with these treats at Christmastime.

  • These sound good and tasty. I’ve never heard of brown rice syrup. I guess you get it at the health food store? I love thumbprint cookies and we need to try and be healthier so these are worth a try.

    They look nice too.

  • These sound really healthy and they look really tasty too. I love the jelly center. I think this would be a recipe that my super healthy hubby would enjoy. Thanks so much!

  • The cookies look delicious! I’ve always thought of vegan cooking as being intimidating and difficult, but your cookie recipe shows that it’s easier and more approachable than I had imagined it being. Browsing over the ingredient list, this can all be purchased at the grocery store. You’ve taken away a lot of the intimidation factor – when I see a vegan recipe now, I won’t think “oh, I can’t do that’ or ‘it’s going to require obscure ingredients’ as I did previously.

    • I completely understand what you mean, and there are in fact, some vegan recipes that are intimidating. I’m happy this one was inspiring for you.

  • I would really love to try these thumbprint cookies. I have been trying to cook with less flour recently, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. I think my whole family would enjoy these cookies. I might make these for our Christmas party!

    • I have a few other cookie recipes on the Blog that do not contain flour (I use 1:1 combo of oat and rice flour) that you might be interested in trying.

  • Fourless thumb print cookies intrigue. Only ever made the regular cookie type thumb prints. These look and sound really good. I could make and serve these for breakfast or for a snack. Was wondering if I could leave out the jam and just make these into a bar or cookie type for breakfast.

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