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Soft, healthy gingerbread cookies on a white plate with a napkin in the background.

Healthier Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

The BEST Healthier Gingerbread Cookies recipe! Made with a mix of whole wheat flour, out flour, coconut oil, and sweetened to perfection with maple syrup and brown sugar, these soft gingerbread cookies are incredibly delicious. The whole family will love this easy and wholesome holiday treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Cookies
Calories 168kcal


Gingerbread Cookies

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil lightly melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Royal Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons almond milk or water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the whole wheat flour, oat flour, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until the dough is smooth.
  • Roll half of the dough into a ball, then flatten on a flour-dusted surface using a rolling pin.
  • Cut out the desired shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Take the leftover dough and the remaining dough in the mixing bowl, roll into another ball, and repeat the flattening process.
  • Repeat steps 6-7 until all of the dough is gone.
  • Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool, decorate, and enjoy!


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.6g