Low-carb Gingersnap Cookies

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The holidays are here and you know what that means…

Holiday baking!

Worried you’ll get kicked out of ketosis with the influx of sweet treats? These low-carb gingersnap cookies will satisfy that sweet tooth without the glucose spike you’re dreading.

They’re packed with flavors of ginger, nutmeg and cloves with only one gram of net carbohydrates per cookie. What makes these cookies so delicious and keto-friendly? Some of the ingredients include:

  • 3 cups of almond flour
  • Spices (ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon)
  • ⅓ cup of coconut oil
  • 2 eggs

Recipes including ‘flour’ tend to scare people off. No hesitations needed here! With low-carb, gluten-free almond flour, there is no reason to worry about including this main ingredient into your baking routine. As you can imagine, almond flour provides all the  benefits of almonds while making it the perfect substitute for heavy, gluten-filled flours as well.

Why do we love almond flour?

  1. Helps maintain healthy weight loss
  2. Improves energy levels
  3. Improves blood sugar levels

#1: Maintains Healthy Weight Loss

The International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders published a study showing the difference between almonds over complex carbohydrates on a group of obese participants.

The group was divided in two, with one group consuming complex carbs and the other group consuming almonds. Both of these groups consumed the same amount of calories. When the study was complete, the results showed a 62% greater weight loss in the almond-eaters group versus the complex carbohydrates group[*].

#2: Improves Energy Levels

Almonds are an optimal source of energy and micronutrients, but the flour specifically has additional benefits of riboflavin, manganese and copper.

These are key vitamins and minerals important for energy production and the function, growth and development of red blood cells.

#3: Improves Blood Sugar Levels

Both almonds and almond flour rank very low on the glycemic index, which in turn balances out your blood sugar completely. This can prevent the onset of diabetes or onset of other chronic diseases by increasing the amount of antioxidants you are consuming and keeping inflammation at bay.

 

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Low-Carb Gingersnap Cookies

Holiday baking is here! But don’t worry, these low-carb gingersnap cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without the glucose spike you’re dreading.

  • Author: Sara Blackburn
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients until well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together coconut oil and butter until combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix with hand mixer until well-combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and, using a hand mixer, mix together until combined.
  • Form dough into balls and lightly press down and place on prepared cookie sheets about 3-5 inches apart. (Optional: using a fork, crosshatch fork marks on top of cookies).
  • Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool completely prior to serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 14.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.8g (Net: 1.2g)
  • Protein: 3.5g

Keywords: low-carb gingersnap cookies

Sara is the face behind Real Balanced, a blog dedicated to sharing low-carb recipes. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their Boston terrier.

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Responses (4)

  1. Jane, erythritol is a sugar alcohol used to make keto-friendly desserts or sweets. It does not impact blood sugar levels like sugar or other sweeteners do so it’s a good alternative for keto.

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