RAW Gingerbread Men
In the midst of finalising my latest eBook, Smoothies & Juices for Newbies, I was getting on the eBook train and really wanted to put together a holiday eBook for you, but with the impending arrival of our little girl and general life, I didn’t get to finish recipe testing all that I wanted to for you, so instead I’ll share with you some of the recipes I did come up with.
Today I’ll share with you the Raw Gingerbread Men.
Raw Gingerbread Men
Dehydrator (optional) and cookie cutters
12 x 8cm tall gingerbread men
1 cup hazelnut meal (hazelnuts ground to a fine powder in a blender or coffee grinder)
½ cup almond flour [video post on how to make almond flour here]
½ cup maple syrup
6 Tbsp date paste
1 Tspn ginger spice
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground clove
½ tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Place all dry ingredients in a bow and stir until combined well
2. Place all ingredients (including the dry ingredients) into a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until ingredients form a stick ball.
3. Roll the dough out onto a non stick board (or else flour with almond or coconut flour) to create a non stick surface and create the desired shapes
4. Dehydrate for 10+ hrs on 110Fº or until desired texture. We liked ours chewy.
Without a dehydrator: you may wish to turn this into balls or form into cookie shapes and freeze until you want to consume.
Note: I really wanted to create a raw frosting to go with this men, but didn’t think they needed it, and i also ran out of time but you could play around with a cashew cream or a coconut butter based frosting to create faces and buttons if you wish!
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