Now onto dessert! Everyone loves a good gingerbread biscuit, but since sugar's not great for the immune system, we've given this quintessential Christmas treat an immune-friendly upgrade by swapping out the sugar for sweetener.
Recipe for Sugar-Free Gingerbread Men
- 110g butter, softened
- 4 tbsp sweetener of choice or more, to your taste
- 1 egg
- 200g almond flour
- 4 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1&2 tsp ground cloves
- Mix the butter and sweetener together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and mix.
- Add all the other dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Adjust the dough with extra almond flour or water until the dough is the right consistency to be rolled out.
- Roll between two sheets of baking parchment, cut out various shapes using cookie cutters and place on a lined baking tray.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 10-12 minutes or until cooked (cooking time will depend on how crunchy you would like your gingerbread!). Once cooked, you may want to turn them upside down and bake for a further minute to ensure they are crisp on both sides.
Did you know:
- Gingerbread was another thing the Ancient Egyptians were a fan of! The first record of gingerbread comes from around 1500 B.C., where honey cakes, flavoured with ginger, were placed in pharaohs’ tombs.