Have you ever wondered what that black syrupy stuff is doing in Nan’s pantry? What does she use it for? Why does she use it? Hmmm… She uses it to make delicious goodies! Plus it’s full of nutrients!
Blackstrap molasses is great for all ages, not just for Nan’s! Besides it’s the grandkids that get to eat most of Grandma’s goodies! Blackstrap molasses is derived from sugar cane juice.
Because the juice is not heavily processed in the making of blackstrap molasses, it retains a variety of nutrients such as;
- B1, B3, B5, B6
Lets get cooking!
Gluten-Free Ginger Spiced Cookies
Ginger teams up perfectly with molasses, especially when you add in some extra spices.
¼ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cup almond meal
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp cardamom
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease or line a baking tray. Mix together dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients before adding into dry mix. Roll out small balls and evenly spread out over baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
Haymaker’s Punch, or switchel.
A switchel is like one of the original mocktails, popular from 1700s to 1900s in America. It’s a mix of fresh ginger, blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar and water. It was seen as a similar option of lemonade, refreshingly full of electrolytes.
Simply take 1-2 tsp of fresh, grated ginger. Combine with 2 tsp blackstrap molasses. Add 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar, and 1 cup of water. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve over ice or mix with mineral water.
You can read more about the benefits of Blackstrap Molasses on our blog What is Blackstrap Molasses?
Not suitable for infants under 2yrs of age.