Spiced Cookies (Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Vegan!)

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Its christmaaaaaas! So you’re gonna need to bake/cook things that make your kitchen smelling all christmassey and your belly happy, right!? Enter this cookie recipe🍪 Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange Zest, Ginger and Cranberries: I mean if they don’t scream XMAS then i don’t know what does! There’s no sugar in this recipe, all the sweetness comes from the dates so that’s a bonus! What does that mean? It means these cookies are that healthy you can have them for breakfast! Cookies for breakfast you said? YES PLEASE! 😁With a side of Oat Milk to dunk them in – delicious!
Christmas Spiced Cookies. Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Easy! By itsaplantbasedlife.com

If you’re looking for a sweeter, more dessert-style cookie (although i found these spot on for my taste buds!) then feel free to add extra coconut (or brown) sugar to the mix.

These are also super quick and easy to make: By the time you’ve done the washing up, the cookies will be ready! And its all made practically in one bowl.

Christmas Spiced Cookies. Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Easy! By itsaplantbasedlife.com

Like i always say, read the whole recipe first before starting, it always helps. If you make these, don’t forget to instagram us with a hashtag #itsaplantbasedlife or mention us in text @itsaplantbasedlife or even leave a comment below – would love to hear from you 🙂

Spiced cookies

Christmas Spiced Cookies. Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Easy! By itsaplantbasedlife.com Make these spiced cookies year round, they’re gluten free, sugar free and dairy free but are a lovely sweet treat (also suitable for your kids!). If you want them sweeter, then feel free to add sugar. For breakfast serve with a side of Oat Milk to dunk them in. To Store, keep in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature (if its cool). Also Freezable! (Tip: Put a sugar cube in the airtight container with the cookies – this keeps them from absorbing moisture 😀 )


  • 130 g or 17 dates - φοινικια
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground flax - αλεσμενο λινοσπορο
  • 1 c and 3/4cup Oats (you will make one cup into flour)* 1φλτ & 3/4φλτ βρωμη (θα αλεσεις το ενα φλτ σε αλευρι)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda - 0.5κγ. Μαγειρικη σοδα
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder - 0.5 μπεικιν παουτερ
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon - 1κγ κανελα
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves - 0.5κγ. Αλεσμενο γαρυφαλο
  • pinch salt - αλατι
  • 46 ml or 1/4cup coconut or veg. oil - 1/4φλτ λαδι φυτικο
  • 70 ml or 1/3cup plant-based milk - 1/3φλτ γαλα φυτικο
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract - 1κγ βανιλια εκχυλισμα
  • 4 g or 1.5 tsp minced ginger - 4γρ τριμμενο τζιντζερ
  • 2 tbsp. cranberries - κγ. Κρανπερυ
  • Optional: Chocolate Chips / Cacao Nibs , Orange Zest (προαιρετικο: ξυσμα πορτοκαλιου, κομματακια σοκολατας)
  • Optional: Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar (προαιρετικο: καστανη ζαχαρη)

* If you dont want to make your own flour you can replace the 1 cup of oats with 1 cup store-bought oat flour or plain flour


    1. Place your dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Then prepare your flax egg: Place flax seed in a bowl and add 5tbsp of hot water to it. Allow both of these to sit for 10-15 minutes. In the meantime heat your oven to 190 C and line a baking tray with baking paper or a cookie sheet
    2. In a food processor place one cup of your oats (115gr) and process for a few minutes on high speed till it turns into a FLOUR. Once done, remove from processor, add this to a bowl and mix in the spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and the remaining 3/4cup (or 55gr) whole oats.
    3. Your date's soaking time should be up. Drain them and remove the stones. Place them in the food processor, with 2tbsp hot water, and process until it forms a paste/ball.
    4. Now add the milk, oil, vanilla essence, minced ginger & flax egg to the processor's bowl and mix together (It should look like a porridge consistency; add 1-2 tbsp water if it's too thick)
    5. Now remove the processors blade. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients along with the cranberries, chocolate chips and orange zest (if using!) and with a spatula, fold them together. (Note: Taste! If you want a sweeter cookie, you can add 3tbsp sugar to the mix)
    6. The mix should be quite sticky. Drop a rounded tablespoon of dough, 2 inches apart, onto your baking paper. Sprinkle their tops with coconut / brown sugar (optional). Place in oven for between 13 and 16 minutes (keep an eye on them!)

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