Paleo gingersnap cookies – a whole new twist

I have had a lot of positive feedback on my Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies…

…but it was so quiet over at my Grain Free Ginger Cookies Post, that I could hear the crickets chirping. 5 ingredient banana bread While they were pretty good for grain free, I wanted to make some Paleo cookies that were just plain good, period! As my Southern Granny would say, “Boy Howdy!” these Paleo Gingersnap Cookies hit the mark!

I don’t do a lot of Paleo baking because the term “Paleo baking” is kind of an oxymoron. Company’s coming banana bread That said I know I would never stick to a lifestyle that did not allow for occasional treats. Banana bread with walnuts Knowing that sometimes I’m going to have desserts, I figure that making them with unprocessed ingredients is a much better option that grabbing a bag or Oreos.


I’m allergic to nuts so that really limits my grain-free flour options. Banana bread with yogurt I would be far better off eating Oreos than eating a Paleo cookie made with nut flour. Banana bread with oil I’ve tried a number of coconut flour-based cookie recipes and have been disappointed to find their texture to be more like cake than like cookies.

The secret to getting the crispy and chewy texture in these cookies is tapioca flour and a ton of baking soda. One banana bread The issue with tapioca flour is that it can have a starchy aftertaste, the issue with using a lot of baking soda is that it can make the cookies taste salty. Banana bread with one banana I compensate for this in my Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies by using a ton of chocolate. How long to cook banana bread muffins For this recipe, the starchy and salty flavors are masked by a ton of ginger! Do you think I can say ton one more time? I think I could say it tons more times ??

A note about coconut flour, its absorbency can really vary from brand to brand. Banana bread recipe without baking powder I used “Let’s do…Organic” Coconut flour, it is really good, the best I have found so far! If you are using a different brand, start with 2/3 of what is called for, let it rest a few minutes, and then check your consistency before adding the full amount. Wells banana bread beer where to buy You should have sticky dough, not batter.

If you have trouble finding ingredients for these cookies at your local market, don’t worry, I have included Amazon links for the supplies. Banana bread recipe without brown sugar I will earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Banana bread with cake mix Your purchase helps support this site, at no additional cost to you. Banana bread recipe alton brown I only recommend products that I actually use and like.

I did include instruction for rolling these cookies in some organic cane sugar (365-brand from Whole Foods). Better homes and gardens banana bread Gasp! I know cane sugar is not Paleo, and this ingredient is COMPLETELY optional. Betty crocker banana nut bread The cookies are delicious without the extra sugar, but I wanted this batch to have a little sparkle for the photographs. Banana bread recipe bread machine Sometimes a girl’s just gotta have a little sparkle in her life!

This Paleo Gingersnap Recipe makes forty-five 2 & 1/2” cookies. Banana bread with walnuts recipe They really taste best the day they are baked and will turn stale more quickly than wheat cookies. Recipe for banana bread with walnuts While you may be tempted to eat the entire batch in one day, you can always freeze them. Frosting for banana bread They are actually delicious frozen, right out of the freezer! Speaking of the freezer, if you eat dairy, try these with my Spiced Maple Caramel Ice Cream! Yum!

You can also use part of the batch to make a ginger cookie crumb pie crust for recipes like my Grain Free Lemon Tartlets.

• Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Banana bread for diabetics Beat together the melted palm shortening and coconut/palm sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

• Add the egg, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract, and fresh grated ginger. Bananas and breastfeeding Mix until well incorporated.

• In a separate bowl, whisk together the: tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Banana bread bread pudding Slowly sift the dry mixture into the wet ingredients, mixing on a low speed. Banana bread recipe with walnuts Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

• Turn up the speed to medium and mix until well incorporated.

• Transfer the dough to the refrigerator to set up for 30 minutes. Cream cheese frosting for banana bread I use this time to preheat my oven and clean up my kitchen.

• Scoop 1 rounded teaspoon of chilled dough, per cookie. Glaze for banana bread Roll the dough into a ball 1″ ball.

• If you want to add a little sparkle, you can roll the balls in a plate of organic cane sugar. Banana bread recipe with nuts This step is optional.

• Place dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Banana bread topping ideas Leave room for the cookies to spread, they will be approximately 2 & ?” wide. Banana bread topping I suggest no more than nine cookies per sheet.

• Oven temperatures vary, so keep an eye on them. Banana bread recipe bread maker They should be golden brown and look crispy.

Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Banana foster bread Beat together the melted palm shortening and coconut/palm sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

Add the egg, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract, and fresh grated ginger. Topping for banana bread Mix until well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the: tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Banana bread without baking powder Slowly sift the dry mixture into the wet ingredients, mixing on a low speed. How to make vegan banana bread Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

Transfer the dough to the refrigerator to set up for 30 minutes. Banana bread using cake mix I use this time to preheat my oven and clean up my kitchen.

If you want to add a little sparkle, you can roll the balls in a plate of organic cane sugar. Banana bread using applesauce This step is optional.

Place dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Leave room for the cookies to spread, they will be approximately 2 & 1/2” wide.

Oven temperatures vary, so keep an eye on them. Banana bread using oil They should be golden brown and look crispy.

Thanks for your kind words. Bananas foster bread pudding They are really yummy, I hope you’ll try them ??

Just curious… when you say, “I am now allergic to almonds”, did you recently develop an allergy? The reason I ask is that I was using almond flour in baking, I probably made about 5 different recipes, and suddenly nuts started to make me sick.

This recipe is AWESOME. Banana bread with yogurt recipe It can get very difficult to find Paleo recipes without ground nuts or nut butters, so I was really happy when I came across this one. Banana bread with yogurt and applesauce The only change I made was to use melted coconut oil instead of butter or shortening and they were still perfect. Banana bread with yogurt and oil In a rare event my batch actually came out looking exactly like yours! That never happens, haha! Thanks very much for sharing this. Banana nut bread beer My family and I love these cookies!

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