I have 9 of the best ever clean eating cookie recipes. They are all so yummy you can’t resist them. You have to try them all! Making and eating cookies, if you are on a Clean Eating diet, can be quite confusing and a little difficult to understand. There are many different kinds of Clean Eating flour and some you can make yourself just by taking ingredients like almonds, oats and cashews and blending them in your blender into flour.
For the purpose of this post I decided to stick with flours that most people already have sitting in their cupboards or are easy to get. Also flour that are less expensive and more easily affordable and accessible. That’s why I stuck with quite a few recipes that use whole wheat flour. Spelt flour is one of my favorite flour too. It is not technically gluten-free and for these purposes it doesn’t need to be. I like spelt flour because it is more easily digestable and less offensive to your stomach. Even though I am supposed to eat gluten-free, I find that I can eat spelt flour and be just fine.
Something to note is that when eating clean and using oats, always either use old fashioned oats or steel cut oats. I know some people that eat clean or think they are eating clean that eat quick oats. Quick oats are not clean. Why? Because they have been processed more times that old fashioned oats, that why they are smaller and cook faster. Because they have been processed more, more of the vitamins and minerals and good stuff has disappeared.
If you want the oats for a specific recipe to be smaller all you have to do is put them in the blender and pulse them for a few seconds and they will be a lot smaller. Don’t blend them too long or you’ll end up with oat flour. Yes, that is how oat flour is made.
5 of these Clean Eating cookie recipes are made with whole wheat flour. You can’t really substitute whole wheat flour straight across from an regular flour recipe. The texture of whole wheat flour is more course and it doesn’t taste as good. That’s why you need to just use these recipes I have here because they have been tried and tested and proven to be successful using these other kinds of flour.
The question is – what flours are Clean Eating? Basically, you have to read the labels and make sure they are whole grains. I found a blog post that I think is awesome. She explains very well how to decide if certain flours and many other things are actually clean eating. Please check it out, it’s called The Gracious Pantry.
I also added a new aspect to this post, underneath the title for each recipe I added the main ingredient in the recipe. I’m hoping it will help you choose the recipes you want to check out without having to spend a lot of time clicking on each one to see what the main ingredients are.
Let me know if you like these clean eating cookie recipes. I have more recipes that you may enjoy, I think you would like to try some of these Clean Eating Dessert Recipes or some more specific cake recipes such as these 25 of the Best Ever Healthy Clean Eating Cake Recipes. I also think you might enjoy my 25 of the Very Best Clean Eating Chocolate Cookies Recipes and my 25 of the Best Ever Clean Eating Dessert Recipes!
Clean Eating Cookie Recipes
1. Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies – Clean Eating Recipes
Quinoa Flour – Dried Cranberries – Macadamia Nuts
I love those macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate that they sell at Costco. So I decided to to make a somewhat similar copycat recipe, but a much healthier version. This is what I came up with.
2. Ridiculously Healthy Carrot & Oat Cookies – Kitchen @ Hoskins
These cookies are ridiculously healthy, made with 6 ingredients that are wholesome. They are also a easy to make and a good go-to recipe when you get a cookie craving
3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Leelalicious
Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite especially if you add chocolate chips. These are soft and chewy, clean and absolutely delicious.
4. No Bake Cookies – Get Inspired Everyday
My brothers used to make no bake cookies every Sunday it seemed like. They are so easy to make even a little child can make them and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. This is a healthier version than the ones my brothers used to make.
5. The Ultimate Cut-Out Sugar Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
These sugar cookies taste so buttery and are so easy to make. They taste like you bought them from the bakery but for a lot less money and a lot less guilt.
6. Cranberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
These chewy cookies have a fresh fruit jam filling. They are perfect for pretty much any holiday and only 45 calories. They won’t last long at your house, they don’t mine.
7. Healthy Samoa Cookie Scones – Amy’s Healthy Baking
If you love those Samoa Girl Scout cookies but want a healthy version, then this is the recipe for you. They are so tender, packed with protein and really easy to make
8. Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Butter – Coconut Sugar – Raspberry Jam (Recipe Included)
These cookies have a buttery flavor with homemade raspberry jam filling. They are chewy and soft and very addictive. Nobody will believe that they don’t have any refined sugar or flour.
9. Fudgy Triple Chocolate Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
These cookies are full of two kind of chocolate chips and it’s a really easy recipe. These cookies are really chewy and only 103 calories. If you adore chocolate you’ll love these.
I hope you love all of these Clean Eating Cookie Recipes. Let me know which ones are your favorites. I’d love to know if you like them as much as I do.