Healthy Gingerbread

Healthy Gingerbread

Healthy Gingerbread

Healthy Gingerbread

 

Nothing says Christmas quite like decorated gingerbread to share with your loved ones.  Here is a healthy gingerbread recipe from The Healthy Chef – Teresa Cutter, which gives you the deliciousness of gingerbread without the refined sugar or gluten so it’s something everyone can enjoy.

Ingredients  (MAKES 10 GINGERBREAD MEN)

280 g (2 ¾ cups) almond meal

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon gluten free baking powder

4 (60 g) fresh soft pitted dates

50 ml extra virgin olive oil, macadamia oil or coconut oil

40 g raw honey, maple syrup, molasses or brown rice syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract

1 egg white

Method

Combine almond meal, baking powder, dates and spices in a food processor.

Process until combined and mix is crumbly.

Add olive oil, honey (+molasses if using), vanilla + egg white.

Process again until a soft dough forms.

Remove the dough and flatten down slightly between 2 pieces of  grease-proof paper (baking paper) – about 3 mm thick.

Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the dough to firm up. If in a hurry, place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Cut out into shapes with a gingerbread cutter and place cookies onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake at 150 C for 30 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and cool. Decorate as you like… I iced mine with melted white chocolate.

Enjoy!

Healthy Gingerbread

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