It’s the time of year where there are so many delicious treats on offer like shortbread, gingerbread and mince pies. The problem is this can really wreak havoc on our bodies. Luckily there are lots of delicious healthy alternatives and this raw gingerbread is one of the most delicious recipes around. It’s also vegan and gluten free so pretty much anyone will be able to each them this Christmas.
Makes around 20
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup almonds
2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
1/2 cup coconut
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 cups of dates
Rolling pin (if you don’t have one you can use your hands to flatten the dough)
A cookie cutter (I used a star shape and it made about 21 cookies)
Blend walnuts, almonds, ginger, coconut and cinnamon in a food processor until the nuts are finely chopped. Then pop in the honey and dates and blend until combined. Test a small part of the mixture by rolling it into a ball to see if it sticks together well.
Take the mixture and roll it into a large ball and place it on a large sheet of glad wrap on a bench or chopping board. Lay another large sheet of glad wrap on top of the mixture. Now take the rolling pin and roll the mixture out onto the Glad-wrap until it is flat and is about 1 cm thick. Take the cookie cutter press it into the dough then gently release the dough from the cutter and leave it aside. Repeat this until all the dough has been used up.