So you love cookies. Who doesn’t? But you’re also trying to watch your sugar intake. What’s a girl to do? Turns out there are a number of cookie recipes out there with absolutely NO added sugar, and they’re delicious to boot. Sound to good to be true? Try one (or more!) of these recipes and you’ll be a believer.
1. Applesauce Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Count us in! Sweetened with dates, raisins and applesauce, these cookies are also vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Get the recipe from Happy Healthy Mama.
2. Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Dip
This one’s not actually a cookie, but who can resist cookie dough? If you’re the type who can’t help but take a bite of the dough before the cookies even hit the oven, you’re going to love this recipe for a yummy and vegan dip from Chocolate Covered Katie, which is sweetened with dates instead of sugar. Spread it on apple slices, put it on top of pancakes or just eat it by the spoonful for a guilt-free indulgence.
3. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
Quinoa? In cookies? This unexpected ingredient is paired with bananas and cinnamon for a surprisingly sweet treat. While the recipe from Food, Pleasure & Health calls for chocolate chips, which do contain sugar, you can certainly replace with cacao nibs or unsweetened cocoa powder for an even lower-sugar cookie.
4. Flourless and Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
If you’re watching your overall carb intake and not just sugar, you’re going to love this recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen that incorporates creamy peanut butter, vanilla and Stevia for a snack that tastes indulgent but is anything but. Add some chopped peanuts for texture.
5. Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies
Pumpkin pie lovers, rejoice. You can get your pumpkin pie fix without the sugar with this Paleo-approved recipe from Beauty and the Foodie. Serve these at Thanksgiving for a diet-friendly dessert!