Healthy Gingerbread Biscuits for Christmas

A healthy take on a classic Christmas favourite, these spiced gingerbread biscuits are easy to make and perfect for getting the kids into the kitchen to help out with.


  • 2 ¾ cups almond meal
  • ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 4-6 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp ground wattleseed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbs macadamia oil
  • 2 ½ tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 egg white


  • ¼ cup cacao butter
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 3 tbs maple syrup


Step 1.
Preheat oven to 150C.

Step 2.
Combine almond meal, baking powder, dates, wattleseed and spices in a food processor and whiz until ingredients are crumbed. Add oil, maple syrup, vanilla and egg white and process again until a soft dough forms.

Step 3.
Transfer the dough to a sheet of grease proof paper, then cover with a second sheet of grease proof paper. Flatten slightly using a rolling pin (until approximately 3mm thick), then refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the dough to become firm.

Step 4.
When ready, cut into shapes using a gingerbread cutter then place cookies on to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Step 5.
Meanwhile, combine your topping ingredients in a bowl. Using a piping bag made of baking paper, you can now decorate your biscuits however you like.

Makes 10

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