Healthy Gingerbread People
Servings
25-30biscuits
Servings
25-30biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2cups plain wholemeal flour
  • 1cup almond meal
  • 1/4cup unsalted buttercubed (for a dairy free alternative, you could use olive or coconut oil)
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 5 large datespitted (Medjool are a great choice as they are naturally sweet and delicious)
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp allspice or nutmeg
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, almond meal, baking powder and the spices
  2. In a second bowl, combine the butter cubes (or oil), honey, dates, vanilla and egg. Using a hand blender, blend ingredients until well combined. Alternatively, use a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and roll out till it’s around an 1/8 inch or 3mm thick.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place dough onto tray.
  6. Cover with another piece of baking paper and place in the fridge to firm up.
  7. Just before removing from the fridge, pre-heat the oven to 150C
  8. After an hour, remove from the fridge and use your gingerbread cutter to cut the dough into shape.
  9. Return to the lined baking tray and place into the oven
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking regularly.
  11. When starting to turn golden brown, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Recipe Notes

Recipe makes 25-30 biscuits with 82 calories per biscuit

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Healthy Gingerbread People
Course Snacks
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed (for a dairy free alternative, you could use olive or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 large dates pitted (Medjool are a great choice as they are naturally sweet and delicious)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Course Snacks
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed (for a dairy free alternative, you could use olive or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 large dates pitted (Medjool are a great choice as they are naturally sweet and delicious)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, almond meal, baking powder and the spices
  2. In a second bowl, combine the butter cubes (or oil), honey, dates, vanilla and egg. Using a hand blender, blend ingredients until well combined. Alternatively, use a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and roll out till it's around an 1/8 inch or 3mm thick.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place dough onto tray.
  6. Cover with another piece of baking paper and place in the fridge to firm up.
  7. Just before removing from the fridge, pre-heat the oven to 150C
  8. After an hour, remove from the fridge and use your gingerbread cutter to cut the dough into shape.
  9. Return to the lined baking tray and place into the oven
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking regularly.
  11. When starting to turn golden brown, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Recipe Notes

Recipe makes 25-30 biscuits with 82 calories per biscuit