Gluten Free Gingerbread Men By The Healthy Chef


280 g (2 ¾ cups) almond meal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon gluten free baking powder
4 (60 g) fresh soft pitted dates
50 ml extra virgin olive oil, macadamia oil or coconut oil
40 g raw honey, maple syrup, molasses or brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
1 egg white



  1. Combine almond meal, baking powder, dates and spices in a food processor.
  2. Process until combined and mix is crumbly.
  3. Add olive oil, honey (+molasses if using), vanilla + egg white.
  4. Process again until a soft dough forms.
  5. Remove the dough and flatten down slightly between 2 pieces of  grease-proof paper (baking paper) – about 3 mm thick.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the dough to firm up. If in a hurry, place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  7. Cut out into shapes with a gingerbread cutter and place cookies onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake at 150 C for 30 minutes or until golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool. Decorate as you like… you can ice  with melted white chocolate.

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