Recipe: How to make Healthy Kruidnoten (Dutch Holiday Cookies)

Hi all!

Today I am showing you how to make healthy kruidnoten. These are small Dutch cookies we eat in the Netherlands during a holiday called Sinterklaas. This has nothing to do with Christmas or Santa Claus. It’s a complete different holiday. You can watch the video to learn how to make the healthy version of these kruidnoten. Also you can find a written down version of the recipe if you scroll down further. Have fun making them and don’t forget to let me know how yours turned out! Enjoy!


Healthy Kruidnoten recipe


  • 120 grams of spelt flour
  • 80 grams of almond flour
  • 50 grams of Stevia powder (in the video I only used like maybe only 10 grams max, so really use it to taste)
  • 5 teaspoons of Spiced Biscuit herbs (Koek & speculaas kruiden) I’m not sure if these can be found in other countries besides The Netherlands, so click here to find an easy recipe to make the herb mixture yourself from scratch.
  • 75 ml of liquid coconut oil
  • Milk to make it stick together. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more if neccesary (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • A dash of Vanilla extract to taste
  • A  sprinkle of salt
  • Honey (optional)

Making the Kruidnoten:

Start by preheating the oven to 175°C or 350°F.  In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, powdered Stevia, the Spiced biscuit herbs mixture and the coconut oil. Then use your hands to mix al the ingredients together. Once it’s all combined, add the salt, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add more milk if the dough is still to dry. The dough need to stick together. Take a little piece of the dough and roll this into a small ball. Use your hand to press the ball together so that it becomes a bit flat. Or you can make cute figures out of it. You can even make a Kruidnoten puppet like I did in the video. The possibilities are endless. Place all your kruidnoten on a greased cookie sheet  and place them in the oven for only 15 minutes. Make sure to let the kruidnoten cool down completely before eating them. Enjoy!!

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