Holiday Recipe Makeover: Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)


Gingerbread Cookies

These adorable gingerbread people smell a lot like Christmas, and the warm, festive spices bring so much flavor. The recipe is easy to make, too — it requires only seven ingredients!

Baking these is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen at Christmastime; they’ll love it.

Makes 30 cookies

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove

Wet ingredients

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup (or honey if non-vegan)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil


1. Preheat the oven to 320°F and line two baking trays with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil.

2. Place the pecans in a food processor and blend until flour forms. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend all together until a sticky dough forms.

3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured counter to about ¼ inch thick.

4. Cut the dough with a gingerbread-man cutter and transfer cutouts to the baking trays.

5. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.