Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Low Sugar Snack- Gingerbread Men

Sometimes you need a sweet treat for you and the kids, but you don’t want to fill them, or you, full of sugar, so what do you do?

I recently tried this recipe from Lose Baby Weight and it is delicious. Cam enjoys cooking so he made the cookies with me, which I think is an important life skill to give your children (the cooking, rather than eating cookies!).

They are straight forward to make and because you are not using refined sugar you can feel less guilty about having one for afternoon tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of 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

How to make the cookies

  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. Blend ingredients using a hand blender or  food processor until well combined.
  3. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix 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.

Makes 25-30 biscuits – Cal per biscuit – 82

This recipe is originally from Loose Baby Weight, check out their website for more recipes.

http://www.losebabyweight.com.au/delicious-refined-sugar-free-gingerbread-people/

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