Christmas Treats for the Whole Family
Author: Jillian Foster Date Posted:17 December 2018
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
Gluten, dairy and egg free and great for the whole family!
- 100g almond meal
- 100g buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ½ tsp. gluten free baking powder
- 50mL coconut oil, melted (you can also use olive or macadamia oil)
- 30mL almond milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Combine almond meal, buckwheat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and baking powder in a medium size bowl.
- In another bowl mix coconut oil, almond milk and maple syrup until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and create a dough. If the dough is a little too wet, add some more buckwheat flour or almond meal, if it’s too dry add a dash of almond milk.
- Roll dough into a ball, wrap in baking paper and refrigerate for 45 mins.
- Preheat oven to 150C
- Scoop out small handfuls and roll into a ball shape, place on a lined baking tray and flatten the top with a fork. If wanting to create shapes with a cookie cutter, place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll out to approx. 2-3 mm thick. Cut shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a lined baking tray.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container and consume within 3-5 days.
*For nut free just substitute almond meal for another gluten free flour and almond milk for another plant based milk
Chocolate Bark *
This recipe can be altered to suit a variety of tastes and needs – use dark, 75% cacao chocolate for an extra antioxidant boost, or use white chocolate if you prefer to make it more like a traditional white chocolate slice.
- 250g dark 75% chocolate (or a different variety if you prefer)
- ½ cup cranberries
- ½ cup goji berries
- ½ cup dried apricots
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pepitas
- In a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, melt the chocolate until it is completely lump free.
- Remove from the heat and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
- Mix dried fruit and seeds in a bowl until well combined, then add to the melted chocolate and stir through.
- Pour the chocolate mixture onto a lined baking tray and put in the fridge to set.
- Once set, roughly break up the chocolate into different sized pieces.
Store in an airtight container.
*Idea from The Healthy Foodie, cited on 6/1/2018, https://thehealthyfoodie.com/25-healthy-christmas-treats-recipe-roundup/
|Written by Jillian Foster|
Jillian (BHSc Naturopathy) is a qualified naturopath who believes through a healthy and balanced diet and lifestyle, we have the power to influence our health and the health of future generations. With a passion for herbal medicine, Jillian loves helping people find the right solution for their health needs and educating people on how they can lead a healthy and happy life.
Jillian enjoys keeping active with her two young children and baking them delicious and healthy treats.
Thanks a million. Happy Christmas to you too.By: Dorothy White on 19 December 2018We needed gluten-free gingerbreads