Grain Free Gingerbread Men

Rachel Morrow RACHEL MORROW

Looking for crispy, gluten-free gingerbread men to create this season? We've got the perfect grain-free version for you!

Delicious with a warm, spiced, hot chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

What to do

  1. Combine almond meal, dates and all of the spices in a food processor. Process until combined.
  2. Add coconut oil, maple syrup and egg. Process again until a soft dough forms.
  3. Remove the dough and roll flat between 2 pieces of parchment paper (about 1/8 inch).
  4. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Preheat oven to 300 °F (150 °C)
  6. Cut out into shapes with a gingerbread cutter and place cookies onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool.



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