Gingerbread Men

Now it would be terrible that I didn’t even attempt to make some gingerbread men for Christmas! It has taken many at tries to get this recipe right, and I am so happy with the final results. But you will have to run, run, run as fast you can, because you find someone will eat them all!

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These are super crumbly biscuits that a filled with seasonal spices with most dominant of them all being ginger of course. What makes these little fellas even more lustful is that they are made with healthy ingredients! So no guilt required because they will be doing your body the world of good.

I have updated the recipe since last ChristmasΒ to make them even tastier than before, so I hope you enjoy them as much as me!

Ingredients

  • 200g rice flourΒ (some extra for rolling)
  • 60g almond flour
  • 80g mejdool dates
  • 50g honey or maple syrup
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50ml melted coconut oil (around 40g)
  • 60ml almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

You will also need greaseproof paper

Method

  • Begin by mixing together all of the dry ingredients, making sure the dates are chopped up finely before adding to the bowl.
  • Next thoroughly mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, for around 1 minute.
  • Add wet to dry, stirring gently until it forms a soft dough. If the mix is looking dry add in more milk at 25ml each time until it is the right consistency.
  • Take two sheets of greaseproof paper and roll dough out between them both, around 2cm thick.
  • Put rolled dough in the fridge for an hour.
  • Once the hour is up, pre-heat oven to Gas 4, 180C.
  • Β Remove from the fridge, taking the top sheet off.
  • Cut out the little men, placing them onto a non-stick tray or greaseproof paper, ready to go in the oven.
  • Bake on the middle shelf for 15-20 minutes, or enough to give the biscuits a wonderful golden colour
  • Place the gingerbread men on a cool rack for at least 10 minutes, so they have the chance to retain a crispy crumble!

 

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You can ice these of course, though I have opted to do the lazy approach to decorating! I have simply sprinkled Sukrin Icing Sugar on top. Use icing or melted white chocolate for a sweet addition.

They are perfect with a winter warmer such as hot chocolate, mocha or simply warm milk!

Please share your creations with me using #thegrowingbutterfly on social media and tag me in your posts!

Have a lovely Christmas time

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