Golden Ginger & Turmeric Cookies (Gluten Free)

These lovely warming cookies contain ground almonds, seeds, oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, lots of spices – healthy, wholesome and golden.

Golden ginger & turmeric cookies (gluten free)

I made these little golden warming cookies the other day as a client was coming over for a day of food styling. I thought it would be nice to welcome them with a lovely, just baked, deliciously warm and gooey cookies.

And these are pretty special as they contain fresh ginger and turmeric. Yes, fresh turmeric with its rich golden colour and amazing anti-inflammatory properties. But don’t worry if you can’t find fresh as ground is also amazing and will give the same colour and benefits–They taste absolutely delicious!

Lovely crunchy cookies with gorgeous warming spices and did I mention the other wholesome ingredients? Ground almonds, mixed seeds, oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, lots of spices and 1 banana and a little coconut honey for sweetness.

My clients loved them thankfully, which is always a brilliant test! I hope you do to…

Love Niki xx

Golden ginger & turmeric cookies (gluten free)

Golden Ginger & Turmeric Cookies (Gluten Free)

These lovely warming cookies contain ground almonds, seeds, oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, lots of spices - healthy, wholesome and golden.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
10-12 biscuits
4.50 from 6 votes


  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cups organic gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds I used a mix of sunflower, pumpkin and linseed and sesame
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • Pinch pink salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 knob fresh ginger – grated
  • 1 tsp fresh turmeric grated or 11/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup coconut honey or maple syrup/rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil–I used Coconut Merchant
  • 2 tbsp almond butter


  • Pre-heat your oven to gas Mark 5/180C
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan (low heat) and then pour into a separate bowl, add in the banana’s, coconut honey, almond butter, fresh ginger and turmeric–mix to combine everything.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix really well to combine everything.
  • Shape the mix into balls and pop them onto a lined baking tray (I rub with a little coconut to stop them sticking).
  • Bake for approx 20-25 minutes until slightly brown on the outside.

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  1. made these before from the book, but in the book, it is a different cooking time is there a reason. There were fab from the book, just i leant it to my friend, but i recall it being around 18mins

  2. 5 stars
    This was a fabulous cookie. I enjoyed it as a treat cookie and as a hiking nutritious cookie. My friend’s 8 year old daughter was in love with them too. This cookie is on my make again list. Great recipe!

      1. These sound delicious & just what I’m looking for to help reduce what I suspect is chronic inflammation. BUT, I don’t have any fresh ginger & lack the energy to make my way to a shop – can I substitute the fresh ginger with powdered ginger? If so, how much? Whenever I make gingerbread or gingerbread biscuits I always increase the ginger, I really like to taste it 🙂

  3. Not a big fan of banana (working on this)…any alternative recommendations for this delicious-looking recipe?

    1. Hi Jeni
      The best replacement is apple sauce. But you may need to add a flax or chia egg as well as the banana helps bind the cookies.
      Or you could try 2 tbsp coconut yogurt and an extra tbsp almond butter.
      Good luck
      Niki xxx

  4. hi , is it possible to make these without banana ? what could I substitute please

    loving the recipes in your new book

    1. Hi Chris
      The best replacement is apple sauce. But you may need to add a flax or chia egg as well as the banana helps bind the cookies.
      And so happy you’re loving me recipes x
      Niki xxx

  5. 5 stars
    Love them. I had used double the amount of Tumeric from the garden and next time will use even more. tumeric – loving it. Thanks for the recipe.


  6. Hi My son-in-law (25) has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is having treatment but he’s feeling very sick, have you got a good easy ginger and Turmeric cookie recipe that would help with indigestion and sickness please, thank you

  7. I just made these and they are instantly my new favorite cookie. I used the frozen/thawed banana method and it worked perfectly. I totally recommend making these. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I made these and love them so much!! My notes:

    – Ground whole almonds in a food processor. So quick

    – Forgot to put the coconut in BUT i put it on top of them about halfway through baking and this worked out nicely. I was using large coconut flakes and had lots of browned flakes on my sheet after which I enjoyed. Most likely due to the lack of dessicated coconut in the

    batter, I had trouble forming the mixture into balls initially. I added coconut flour in small amounts to help firm it up.

    – Didn’t have a fresh banana on hand but had frozen sliced banana. I microwaved about 2 banana’s worth for about a minute and drained the excess liquid. I personally love the results I get from microwaved frozen banana… it sounds weird but it seems to make things super moist. It is also SO easy to mash

    – Used just chia & black sesame seeds for the seeds

    – Used maple syrup instead of honey (I read that baking honey is toxic??)

    – The bottoms were burnt but not to the point that they weren’t enjoyable. I used coconut oiled foil, but parchment paper might be better

    – Went heavy on the fresh ginger, and minced it because grating was a hassle

    – Used about a tbsp of ground turmeric

    – Allspice instead of mixed spice

    This is a really great recipe. I don’t feel sick after eating these as I would with other baked goods. Excellent dairy-free, flourless, eggless and refined sugar-free recipes are hard to come by so thank you!!

  9. Just finding this now and it sounds like an excellent treat for those in my own support group that are battling Cancer 🙂

    Even the Maple Syrup can act as a *Trojan Horse* to draw the cancer cells to the Turmeric, Ginger, seeds, and with the

    addition of walnut pieces, we have a delicious winner!

  10. Hi Nikki,

    I loved these GInger & Tumeric cookies (specially as they are vegan and gluten free). And I would also really love to feature it in our website With your permission of course. Would it be all right if I used one of these images? I will not post the actual recipe and its contents, but just an image and title and the link back to your post.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  11. I make almond milk once a week and then I use the left over pulp to make these yummy biscuits. I don’t tolerate oats so use quinoa flakes. I love the taste of chai so I have been adding cardamon seeds and some cloves – yum. I have also been known to throw in cranberries, walnuts, cacao nibs. I make a batch of these biscuits every week now and we loooove them. So quick and easy and they taste amazing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, we love them.

  12. Hi, I have made the cookies but they are just crumbling! I cannot even roll them into balls, they seem really oily 🙁

    1. Hi Elle
      Sorry to hear that. I’ve made them many times and I haven’t had this issue. I’m really sorry to hear you are having problems.
      I suggest adding more oats until the mix comes together.
      Fingers crossed

      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  13. These look great and I really want to try them, but what is mixed spice? That is not something I’m familiar with in America. Also wondering how much a “knob of ginger” equals. Thanks so much.

    1. Hey Kristine
      I’m so glad you like them!
      If you can’t find mixed spice don’t worry, they will still be delicious.
      And a thumb size of ginger
      Love Niki xx

      1. Can u please tell me if u can buy all the ingredients in Tesco’s or Asda super market and if u have any idear on how much it will cost to buy all u need to make the biscuits.

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