Ginger “Puff” Cookies-Skinny Version

It is 33 degrees outside as I write this, sitting on the back porch at 6 am. It’s still dark and my coffee is close at hand. I love this change in the weather-it means all things nutmeg and Christmas and Thanksgiving and decorating and making presents and more coffee and hot tea and….


Tasty, Skinny Ginger “Puff” Cookies-which I make without sugar, shortening and a ton of calories.

(I love the original Ginger Snap type Cookies, don’t get me wrong. But with ingredients like 1 1/2 Cups of Shortening and 1 Cup of Sugar…I wanted to find a healthy alternative that would satisfy my ginger cookie loving ways.)


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your own Ginger “Puff” Cookies (printable recipe at the bottom):

2 1/4 C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/8 tsp Salt
3/4 C Ripe Bananas
1 tsp liquid Stevia
1 egg
1/4 C Molasses
2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)

Preheat the oven to 350. Makes 40-45 cookies.


In a medium mixing bowl, measure out the 2 1/4 Cup of Flour.


Enjoy the ginger scent for a moment, then add the 2 tsp Ground Ginger.


Next, add the 1 tsp Baking Soda.


Add the 3/4 tsp of Cinnamon.


Inhale, then add the 1/2 tsp of Ground Cloves. Yum.


Finally, add the 1/8 tsp Salt.


Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together.


In a large bowl, add the 3/4 C Bananas.


Add the 1 tsp liquid Stevia.


Crack yer egg into the bowl.


Lastly, add the 1/4 C of molasses.


Blend on a low speed until mixed-about a minute.


Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the wet, increasing the mixing speed if needed. The batter will become very thick and very sticky.


If the mixer starts to bog down, add the rest of the flour mixture by hand. Then, add the 3-4 TSB of the remaining flour until the batter is very thick.


Spoon 1″ round cookie puffs onto an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 1-2″ in between each puff.


Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the powdered Stevia, if desired. This makes them a little sweeter-and my hubby, the sweet tooth, desired the extra sweetness.


Bake 8-9 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and browned on the bottom. Cool on the pan on a wire rack for one minute.


Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Enjoy these Tasty, Skinny Ginger “Puff” with a hot cup of tea and without the guilt!

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Ginger "Puff" Cookies-Skinny Version
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Serves: 40-45 cookies
Enjoy ginger cookies without the guilt-no sugar, no shortening and low calorie. Perfect for a cold winter day!
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2¼ C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground CLoves
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • ¾ C Ripe Bananas
  • 1 tsp liquid Stevia
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ C Molasses
  • Top With:
  • 2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Add all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add all wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, until the batter becomes too thick.
  5. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing by hand.
  6. Add the 3-4 TBS of flour.
  7. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with powdered Stevia.
  8. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  9. Cool on pan on wire rack for 1 minute.
  10. Transfer puffs to wire rack and cool completely.



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13 Responses to "Ginger “Puff” Cookies-Skinny Version"

  1. Jennie says:

    Fantastic! A SKINNY VERSION! LOVE IT. I too love this time of year and the change and the yummy baking. i all for a skinny version of a favorite fall cookie. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, jen

  2. Kathryn Griffin says:

    These look fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Fine Craft Guild. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Debi @ Adorned From Above says:

    These cookies look great. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  4. michelle says:

    i love how these look and they look tasty. Do you think you can replace the banana with something else? one of my kids is allergic to banana, so would love to try these with a replacement….maybe yogurt?

    • Rebekah says:

      Bananas mimic the job of shortening quite well, but I understand the whole allergy thing! I’m sure if you did a little searching, you might come up with another alternative-but here are a few of mine. Apple sauce-which I just so happen to have added a recipe for on Monday, apple butter and pureed prunes do the trick. However, they don’t make anything crisp. Thus the reasons why the cookies aren’t ginger “snaps”, they are ginger “puffs”. I found that bananas tasted the best in this recipe, but I am sure that applesauce would be just as good. Let me know if this helps!

  5. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com says:

    I thought you were bringing us potatoes… when i first saw your pic. Well, now these look yummmy, having a closer look. Tell me they are calorie free also …. 😉

  6. Jill says:

    Yum – they look delicious!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Diane Balch says:

    Ground ginger and banana you got my ticket. Thanks for sharing these cookies with us on foodie friday… and don’t be a stranger we missed you.

    • Rebekah says:

      Thanks for missing me! I’ve been making homemade beauty products, as of late, so I couldn’t link up to your foodie party. Don’t worry-I’m not going anywhere!

  8. Winnie says:

    These look great and sound very interesting. I’ve never eaten such cookies and I’m definitely curious 🙂

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  10. Rachel @ day2day joys says:

    LOVE this recipe and absolutely LOVE your picture step by step recipe!

    And thank you so much for linking up with Healthy 2day Wednesdays as always! Hope you have a blessed week and hope you’ll be linking up this week! I also wanted to let you know we are looking for another person to co-host H2W’s with us if you are interested! (just email me!)


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