My Favorite Healthy Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Servings: 24 Cookies

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Blackstrap Molasses is the least refined part of sugar cane and has the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product.  When cane sugar gets mashed and boiled, it creates cane syrup, which is boiled a second time creating molasses. After boiling a third time, it becomes a dark thick liquid known as blackstrap molasses.

It is high in calories and carbohydrates, but it is also high in calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6 , potassium and selenium.  You can’t say that about any other sweetener!

Its the ingredient that gives gingerbread its distinctive flavor. I’m a huge fan of any of the chai spice flavors as well as pumpkin, so this recipe is a beautiful blend of all three!

 

2 Cups “Cup 4 Cup” Gluten Free Flour Blend

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar

1/8 Cup Blackstrap Molasses

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup of pumkin puree

1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice blend or Chai Spice Blend

additional 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

sugar for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Blend the coconut oil and brown sugar on medium speed, then add the molasses, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Mix until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing on low speed.
  5. Roll the dough into 1″ balls and roll them in a bowl of sugar to coat the outside. Place them on the lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Do not overbake, they will dry out. Let them cool for a few minutes before removing from the baking sheet before placing them onto a wire rack to cool completlely.

 

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