I’m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. I’m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. I’m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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To be totally honest these cookies came from my quest to incorporate that lonely old bottle of molasses into a tasty holiday recipe. I have a food-first policy in my clinic, meaning that if we can correct a deficiency or health condition by changing your diet then we will definitely explore that option before adding supplements or injections. Molasses is one of those foods that comes up on many of my patient “lists”. Looking for more iron, magnesium, B6 & selenium? You better believe molasses is high up on my list of foods to include in order to increase dietary levels of these essential nutrients. Blackstrap molasses is a rich in a bioavailable type of iron found in plant foods. This means that your body will actually use and absorb most of the iron found in these molasses-based cookies. It contains 25% of your dietary requirements for iron, 36% of your B6 needs and a whopping 60% of your RDA of magnesium. These healthier, grain-free and paleo gingerbread cookies are moist, chewy, and seriously addicting. Give that sad, unused bottle of molasses some love this holiday season and whip up a batch of these cookies to bring to your Christmas parties this week.
These healthier, grain-free and paleo gingerbread cookies are moist, chewy, and seriously addicting. Give that sad, unused bottle of molasses some love this holiday season and whip up a batch of these cookies to bring to your Christmas parties.
Preheat your oven to 350F. Prepare the cookie dough by mixing the dry ingredients together in a large bowl until well incorporated. Add the egg, maple syrup, vanilla and molasses to the dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate the dough for 20 - 30 minutes prior to rolling. Roll your chilled cookie dough out on a clean surface - you can use a little extra coconut flour here to prevent sticking. Cut cookies to your desired shape (I prefer to make little gingerbread men for the holidays) and bake for 14 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Merry Christmas from this doctor's kitchen.