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.

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