Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies

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These 8-ingredient delicious cinnamon cookies are a perfect treat for the holidays. Made with whole wheat flour, they are soft on the inside and packed with a magic cinnamon ginger flavor. Plus, the recipe is healthy, plant-based, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and ready in 25 mins.

Enjoy these easy and tasty whole wheat cinnamon cookies for Christmas!

Simple Ingredients

These flavorful vegan cinnamon cookies are a healthy sweet treat for the holidays. They are made with just 8 simple and clean ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Whole wheat flour – I used this type of flour for healthy whole food cookies. However, you can use regular or all-purpose flour.
  • Ground walnuts – use plain raw walnuts, with no added salt, sugar, or oil
  • Carob powder – adds extra flavor and aroma to the cookies. I love to add it to baking goods.
  • Ginger and cinnamon – absolutely necessary for Christmas flavor and spirit
  • Baking soda 
  • Pitted dates – better if they are soft and moist
  • Liquid sweetener – one of your choice, like maple syrup, agave, dates syrup, honey

You can find the complete list of ingredients and amounts in the recipe card below.

Are vegan cookies healthier?

Yes! There is no doubt about that.

These cinnamon cookies are plant-based (vegan), which means that they are made without any animal products. 

More importantly, though, these cookies are whole wheat and oil-free, making them low in calories and high in fiber. These vegan cookies nourish you with healthy, fiber-bound complex carbohydrates which actually help you lose weight and balance your blood sugar levels. They provide you also with lasting energy. And not to forget all those vitamins that whole foods contain!

I also added a lot of whole dates for extra sweetness which are as nutrient-rich as they are sweet.

All-in-all, these cookies provide you with so much nutrition, fiber and healthy calories that you can say they are a health food.

Enjoy!

How to make Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies

As delicious and soft as they are, these vegan cookies are also easy to make and ready in just 25 mins. Follow these simple steps.

Step 1: In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, ground walnuts, carob powder, ginger, cinnamon, and baking soda).

Step 2: Put the quarter cup of water and the dates in a food processor. Blend for 2-3 mins. I love to leave some date chunks and not completely blend them into a paste. (It’s great to feel the small pieces in the cookies).

Step 3: Add the chopped dates, liquid sweetener, and the remaining half cup of water to the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir everything with a spoon until a well-combined dough is formed. (If your dough is too soft and sticky add a little more flour and if it is dry add a little bit of water).

Step 4: Take about one full teaspoon of the dough and shape it into a ball. Then slightly flatten it on the baking tray. Do this with the remaining dough, leaving some space between the cookies as they will rise a bit while they bake.

Step 5: Bake the cookies in the oven for 8 mins. Let them cool before eating. They will be quite soft first but firm up once cooled.

Useful Tips

  • If the dough is too soft and sticky, you can add a little extra flour and if it is too dry add a little more water.
  • To shape the cookies you can slightly moisten your hands with oil.
  • The recipe makes a large batch of 40-42 cookies. You can reduce the amount if you like.

Why you will love these whole wheat cookies

They are

  • Plant-based (vegan)
  • Low-fat (oil-free)
  • Dairy-free
  • Whole food
  • High in fiber
  • Healthy
  • Low in calories than other cookies
  • Perfect for Christmas
  • Cinnamoney
  • Soft and delicious!

More healthy plant-based dessert recipes

If you try these Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies, I’d love a comment and recipe rating below. And don’t forget to tag me in your recreations on Instagram or Facebook with @wellnessdove and #wellnessdove, I would love to see your remakes!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies

Yield: 40-42 cookies
Prep Time: 17 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Made with whole wheat flour, these cinnamon cookies are soft on the inside and packed with a magic cinnamon ginger flavor. Plus, the recipe is healthy, plant-based, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and ready in 25 mins.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, ground walnuts, carob powder, ginger, cinnamon, and baking soda).
  3. Put the quarter cup (60 ml) of water with the dates in a food processor. Blend for 2-3 mins. I love to leave some date chunks and not completely blend them into a paste. (It's great to feel the small pieces in the cookies).
  4. Then, add the chopped dates, liquid sweetener, and the remaining half cup (120 ml) of water to the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir everything with a spoon until a well-combined dough is formed. (Look at the step-by-step photos above).
    Note: If your dough is too soft to shape it, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of flour and if it is too dry, add more water.
  5. Take about one full teaspoon of the dough and shape it into a ball. Then slightly flatten it on the baking tray. Do this with the remaining dough, leaving some space between the cookies as they will rise a bit while they bake.
  6. Sprinkle them with some ground walnuts and put them in the oven. Bake for about 8 mins. Let the cookies cool before eating. They will be soft first but firm up once cooled. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I used whole wheat flour for healthy whole food cookies. However, you can use all-purpose regular flour for this recipe.
  • See the step-by-step photos in the blog post above.
  • The recipe makes a large batch of 40-42 cookies.

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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

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  1. I absolutely hate dates, I grew up eating and loving them, I’m now 64 and can’t look at dates, anyone have a sub for me, I’m always wanting a snack but there’s either tons of sugar or nuts ( I’m allergic ) , these are Perfect , Ty oh except the dates 😁

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