old school gingerbread cookies – the healthy version

I was standing in my kitchen writing this post quickly while baking because I’m THAT excited about this recipe.

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Today I had an intense craving for gingerbread cookies. I went to see a client and they served this amazing little ginger snap with the coffee I ordered, naturally I ate the snap. Naturally I then craved the ginger and the undeniably addictive flavour of the traditional cookie.

It took great willpower not to buy a whole packet of the little cookies (because they actually sell them in packets… they know!) so I decided I’d create my own recipe, a much healthier version of course.

I started googling some healthy gingerbread recipes (which are impossible to find, no surprise there) so I used my basic baking instincts of adding a fat, a flour and a ‘sugar’ (being honey, not refined sugar) and voila! A beautiful giant gingerbread cookie for dessert tonight.

As promised, all my recipes will be marked as either green or orange based on calorie content. Unfortunately these little babies are an orange, (please refer to my Ultimate Detox Smoothie – Green and Orange markersΒ blog if you are new to my posts) which means they are not the best to eat all at once, unless you are sure you’ll be able to burn it off the next day. The difference between mine and the average gingerbread cookie is that they are still completely healthy, natural and filled with real nutrients!


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To begin, put your oven on at 180 degrees and prepare a tray with one sheet of baking paper

I N G R E D I E N T S:

5 tbsp honey

1 large egg

1 cup coconut flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil

These ingredients are natural, high in real nutrients, higher in protein than any other average bake (coconut flour and egg) and there are no added refined sugars or nasty fats. Only healthy fats πŸ˜€

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Add all the powders and ginger into one bowl and mix. Then add the coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract and honey into another bowl and whisk until all blended.

Add the flour mix into the second mixture and bring together with your hands. Add tablespoons of the mixture to some baking paper or an oiled tray. Press the mixture down with a fork or your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes.

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Watch that they don’t burn! Mine came out a little brown on top and squishy on the inside. They are very soft and crumbly, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Hope you love them too πŸ™‚ The perfect snack, dessert or party treat, especially with silly season coming up.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. omnomrun says:

    These look delicious!

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  2. omnomrun says:

    Reblogged this on Om. Nom. Run. and commented:
    I definitely need to try this recipe!

    Like

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