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Chocolate Mint Avocado Cookies

In the spirit of the Season, we’ve been sharing our favorite Holiday Recipes! This week, we’ve picked the perfect recipe to bake for Holiday Cookie Exchanges. This month more than ever, it can be tempting to indulge in all the Holiday Sweets that surround you. With this recipe, you can have your sweets and share them too – each cookie is only 100 calories! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Chocolate Mint Avocado Cookies


For the Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Oat flour270g
  • 2 tsps Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Avocado mashed (150g)
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 Large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsps Pure vanilla extract

For the truffle filling:

  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Avocado mashed (86g)
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Food Faith Fitness. Want more healthy recipes from Food Faith Fitness?  You can follow Food Faith Fitness on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Pinterest.

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Almond Cacao Cookies with Salted Maca Carmel


Shake off those winter woes with some baking magic. To remedy long days spent indoors, try these Vegan approved delights – Almond Cacao Cookies with Salted Maca Carmel. For those with food sensitivities, these cookies are for you! Yum! Eating well comes with it’s treats, too. Enjoy and happy cooking!


Almond Cacao Cookies with Salted Maca Carmel


For the almond cacao cookies:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

For the salted maca caramel:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • Himalayan pink crystal salt, to taste
  • 3/4 cup water, more or less as needed 


  • Pecan halves, walnut halves and/or almonds

For detailed directions, visit the original recipe on This Rawsome Vegan Life.


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Holiday Hosting: Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies

Tis the season for cookie exchanges and Holiday Office Parties! This year, give a bit of healthy Christmas cheer. I’m in love with this recipe for Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies – yum! These cookies are gluten-free and vegan, so no need to filling like you need to cheat to snack on one of these (or two). Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies


  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup crystalized ginger, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup coconut oil, in a liquid state
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup cane sugar (for rolling)

This recipe was originally published on Eating Bird Food, visit their website for detailed instructions for Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies. Love this recipe? Follow Eating Bird Food on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter and Granola

This unique recipe is a clever take on the composition of a healthy dessert. By using the natural sweetness of the apples combined with the crunchy or creamy goodness (depending on your preference) of the peanut butter and granola, the natural qualities of the ingredients shine to make an outstanding dish. Not too long ago I posted a recipe about Stuffed Bell Peppers. Though the overall taste of the two dishes is completely different– I’m still inspired by the creative way these recipes use the peppers and apples and transform them into a final product that tastes completely different! As an additional positive, this recipe requires little ingredients– so say goodbye to those long grocery lists! You won’t have to worry about forgetting that obscure essential ingredient with this recipe because it truly is that simple. All you need is Apples, Granola, Peanut Butter and some hot water and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious treat!


Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola


  • 4 baking apples (such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, McIntosh or Rome Beauty)
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 cup hot water

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this healthy dessert, visit Dessert Now Dinner Later.

Amber, the face behind Dessert Now Dinner Later develops recipes that satisfy a food enthusiast’s desire for healthy recipes that are also easy to make. As a culinary graduate, Amber uses her knowledge and skills to aid her blog. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.


Image from My Whole Food Life

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.




Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with Chef Raju at the Art of Living Retreat Center and personally enjoyed these fabulous gluten free cookies.  Make a batch and let us know what you think 🙂  Debra


1 C Brown Rice Flour

1 C Buckwheat Flour

1/8 tsp Salt

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Flaxseed (ground) Soak in 1 Tbsp warm water

1 C Vegetarian Butter (softened)

3 C Sweetened Coconut Flakes


Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl add the butter and sugar and blend with a beater until fluffy.  Add in the soaked flax seed, honey and vanilla and mix.  Add in the flour mixture and combine gently.  Add in the coconut and mix well.

Chill the dough until it is firm.  At least 2 hours.  When ready to bake, roll in equal sized balls.  The batter should make around 25 balls.  Arrange them on a baking sheet that is either lightly greased or has parchment paper.

Bake cookies at total of 12-15 minutes.  Half way through, rotate the sheets.  Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter.

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Simple and Scrumptious: Two Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Simplicity is something to be admired, especially when it come to baking. As far as I’m concerned, the less ingredients the better! The best part about this recipe is that the ingredients required also double as the recipe’s namesake. If you’re thinking it can’t be that easy, you’re mistaken in the best of ways– it’s most certainly possible and easy to make a delicious dessert with just two ingredients! The benefits to this simple sweet are endless: dairy free, gluten-free, and vegan approved. To make this dessert, simply mash the ingredients together and in just 25 minutes you’ll have a simple treat to eat.


Image from Grok Grub

2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare these simple and scrumptious 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies, visit the blog Grok Grub.

Original recipe published on Grok Grub
This recipe was originally penned by Rachel, a healthy eats expert that calls San Fransisco home. She considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her blog  Grok Grub. You can connect with the food-maven on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.