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Crunch time, Ginger, that is!

June 30, 2012

Nutty gingernut biscuits


























Don’t you love a good gingernut biscuit? Spicy, peppery and sweet? Do you prefer yours crunchy or slightly chewy?

These gluten-free, almond based biscuits are slightly chewy with the addition of some glace ginger, but to maintain crunch, omit it and bake for slightly longer in a cooler oven. And of course, glace ginger contains a lot of sugar, so use fresh if you are sugar-free. This recipe is very forgiving, add more seeds, more or less spice, experiment with the spice combination. I have used freshly milled nutmeg and no other spice and these worked out beautifully. Hmmm.. perfect to go with hot chocolate on these cooler wintery days.

160g raw almonds
2 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas cloves
1 tab ginger powder
1 tab glace ginger (optional)
3 tabs stevia (or sugar)
3 tabs rapadura or sugar
3 tabs cornflour or tapioca starch
1 tab sesame seeds or chia
90g butter
Mill the nuts for 5 seconds on SP 9. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until the mix comes together. If you would like it a little coarse, hold off some nuts and add them now.
Roll into walnut sized balls and flatten on a tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 175ºC oven for chewy or 25 minutes at 160ºC for crunchy.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachael permalink
    July 1, 2012 7:26 pm

    i didn’t have any ginger unfortunately, but I put in the spices and nuts that I had, including cashews, pepitas and sunflower seeds. I’ll stick to your recipe exactly next time, but how easy! Love that you’re blogging Sugar free, Gluten free etc :~))

  2. Anonymous permalink
    July 1, 2012 6:20 pm

    oooh yum…gosh i hope i can tolerate these…trying now!

  3. June 30, 2012 9:05 pm

    Thank you for this. My mum-in-law is gluten intolerant and LOVES ginger. I’ve been looking for a good recipe for a while. I can’t wait to try this one.

  4. June 30, 2012 8:43 pm

    Wow, this looks so delicious! Love your bakes, so amazing! =)

    • July 1, 2012 4:02 pm

      Yes, I have posting far too much about baking, I need to wean myself off baking for a while……


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