Healthy Sugar-free Cookies

During much of my life, I have been so addicted to cookies that there was a time when even seeing the word written out could trigger a binge!  My friends had to write “ookies”  or “seikooc”.  Some of you reading today were actually there back then  and can testify to this crazy truth! Can I get an Amen?

Happily I got off of cookies and moved on with my life.

But every now and then I wander back into the cookie field to test that electric fence.  Is this thing still on?


“Yes, it is” I reply regretfully from the bottom of a sugar bowl into which I have once again tumbled.

Maybe one day I will be able to practice moderation with cookies, but if not, I am OK with staying away from them completely.  It is more peaceful for me without the struggle.

Having a delicious substitute is also crucially important.  I have posted these recipes before and anyone who has ever worked me with or bought any of my ebooks, has already experienced these wonders.  But recently a long time friend from my seikooc’s day, confessed that although she had had these recipes forever, she had never tried them.  When she did, she couldn’t believe she had waited so long.

raw brownie balls, raw peanut butter oatmeal balls. healthy cookies, no sugar cookies

Some may ask what is the difference between eating these and eating a real cookie.  Calorically, there is no difference.  Same amount of calories.  My raw cookies have a bit more nutrition, fiber, protein and healthy fats.  The fiber slows down the entry of sugar into your bloodstream.

But the big difference is that they do not cause binging the way real cookies do. I don’t know why, but I have never met anyone who binges on these after the first week of making them.  (The first few times there is sometimes an excitement binge, but then it goes away).

I can, and do, keep these cookies in my fridge at all times.  My kids eat them.  Their friends eat them.  I serve them to company.  No one knows they are “healthy” or sugar-free.  And my mind is peaceful with just eating one.

Maybe it is the lack of refined sugar, flour and fat?  Maybe it is something else?  Not sure, but they work.


If you experience similar sugar struggles and are looking for a way off the binge-a-coaster to find a more peaceful relationship with food, I invite you to book a Breakthrough Session with me.  We will talk about your relationship with food and see if we can’t find some solutions.  Hiring my own health coach was the thing that ended my binge-eating and allowed me to release 70lbs of fat.  That was 14 years ago and it’s still gone!  My mission in life is to help others win this same battle.

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Raw Brownies


  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • pinch sea salt
  • 13-14 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you could also use mint extract or cherry extract, or orange...)


  1. Place walnuts and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly.
  4. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little that too much!)
  5. Roll mixture into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.
  6. Balls can then be rolled in dried coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder if you wish.


Raw Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • dash sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter (OK to leave out to make nut-free)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Put oats and salt in food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until fully combined.
  4. Add a few drops of water if needed to form balls.
  5. Form into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.



  1. KimmayLou says:

    I’m so excited that these do NOT contain banana! I’m allergic to bananas, and like, every healthy recipe out there calls for bananas… I’ve been getting a bit discouraged. All I need to do now is buy a food processor.

  2. Chocolate is my binge starter. I’m so glad you’ve included chocolate in here, maybe I can have these and be satisfied!

  3. I wonder if the oats need to be the quick cooking kind? These look so good!

  4. Just made the peanut butter cookies, and oh man…..they are so good. Stupid question: how do you store them?fridge?
    In a closed container on counter? How long should they keep? Thinking of making these for a backpacking trip this summer.

    • Emily Segal says:

      Store them in a closed container in the fridge. How long can you store them? Ours usually disappear within a week so I have never tested how much longer they last! You can also put them in the freezer. They don’t freeze totally solid so that’s kind of yummy too.

  5. Any suggestions on trying to make these without a food processor? I have a blender and a small hand chopper.

  6. I made both of these recipes and love them! So easy and so yummy! I even brought some to a work potluck lunch and everybody gobbled them up. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  7. Could you use figs or prunes instead of the dates? I really wanna make these, but I also wanna use up some of the dried fruit I have in my pantry! Thanks!

  8. I too have a cookie addiction that I couldn’t walk away from. That is until I found your website with these delicious energy bites. Both of the above recipes are delicious and I am proud to say I haven’t had a cookie since I started making these recipes. So just consider a great big hug sent your way. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  9. Oh. My. Gawd. The raw brownies are so incredibly, amazingly, fantabulously delicious!!!!! I am forever and ever on the hunt for healthy recipes that satisfy my sweet tooth and they are either too labor intensive or just not that yummy. These are amazing. My only regret is not finding this recipe until the 40th week of my pregnancy! This would have saved me from eating refined sugar when I had a craving for something sweet! Thank you for posting! I can’t wait to try the peanut butter recipe. Might even try it with almond butter.


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