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Happy Cookie Recipe

Happy Cookie Recipe

Most Prediabetic ladies think cookies are a big no-no! Why??? Yes, sugary processed-food cookies that you buy in a bag are junk and they need to go, for sure! But NOT all cookies are the same! My Happy Cookie Recipe won't make your blood sugar go crazy...and they taste awesome too!


Let's enjoy some cookies!

Happy Cookie Recipe

Makes: 20 yummy cookies

  • 1/2 c. coconut, small shred
  • 3/4 c. chopped almonds
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. fava bean/chickpea flour (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 c. chia meal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 dark chocolate bar*, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the wet ingredients (applesauce and maple syrup).
  • Add the wet to the dry and mix thoroughly.
  • Place 1/8 of a cup portions (heaping soup spoon) on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten with a spatula.  I use my medium sized scoop so all my cookies are the same size.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 27 minutes, depending on how brown you want them.

Trying to eat healthy all on your own is too darn hard.

In the Healthy U Group we encourage each other to eat better...

*Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is very low in carbs and even has fiber in it! The amount of sugar is so low in dark chocolate you don't need to be concerned about it when you're baking with it (or eating a few small squares for dessert!).

You can eat dark chocolate!

Choose bars with cane sugar or coconut sugar and NO preservatives. Green and Black's and Lindt are great choices.

If you live in Canada you can also get Zazubean.

Green and Blacks 70 Dark Chocolate
Lindt 90 Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar
Zazubean Dark Chocolate

Baking time: 25 to 27 minutes, depending on how brown you want them. If you do mounds rather than a flat cookie, you will need to bake them for a few more minutes.

Substitutions: You can replace the almonds, coconut and sunflower seeds with whatever kinds of nuts or seeds you want. You can add hemp hearts too! (Just make sure your nut/seed portion is 2.25 cups).

Shape: You can make a traditional cookie shape with my Happy Cookie Recipe or shape the cookies into a bar shape or even a mound!

Here is a batch of my Happy Cookies in mounds.

Happy Cookie Recipe Mound

This cute little cookie is screaming for a girls-only movie night!

(I think your girlfriends would be totally impressed with your baking skills if you made my Happy Cookie Recipe!)

Freezing: These cookies freeze well. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Storage: Store your Happy Cookies on the counter in a sealed container for up to 3 days (if you honestly believe they will last that long!)

Fava Bean Flour Smells Weird! Ok, when you're mixing up this Happy Cookie Recipe you'll notice that the bean flour smells quite odd. IT DOES NOT taste like it smells, so don't worry!

Make Your Own Delish Apple Sauce: You can make your own delicious apple sauce by lightly cooking cored apples. Simply cool your cooked apples and blend = apple sauce!  

DON'T peel the apples before you cook them!!! This is where most of the fiber is!! Once you blend the cooked apples, they taste awesome EVEN with the peels blended up too! (Even kids can't tell the difference!)

You Can Freeze Apple Sauce: I always have a whole bunch of 1-cup portions of apple sauce frozen and ready for my next batch of my Happy Cookie Recipe!

Not Sure What to Buy?

Don’t be scared to try new (Diabetes-friendly) flours in your baking! 

Both Fava/Garbanzo Flour and chia meal are super high fiber and very low in carbs. This means my Happy Cookie Recipe is totally safe for ladies with Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance or even Type 2 Diabetes!!!!

Chia Meal
Bobs Red Mill Fava and Garbanzo Flour
Bob's Red Mill Baking Powder

Thanks to my Recipe Testers!

If you talk to my 95-5 Recipe Testers, you'll know that this Happy Cookie Recipe has been a labor of love for months and months and months!

So a very big thank you to my testers for trying version after version after version after version of this recipe. You gals rock!

Happy Cookie Recipe Nutrition Facts

Power In The Group Happy Cookie - Nutrition Facts
Happy Cookie Recipe

Want to Make More Cookies?

Check out my Chickpea Chocolate Cookies

Yes, you can make cookies from chickpeas  🙂

Chickpea Chocolate Cookies

Want more snack help so you can reverse your Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance OR even Type 2 Diabetes?

(yes, it's totally possible to eat yummy, healthy food AND reverse your blood sugar problems!)

Click here!

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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