As Christmas draws closer, I am thinking of ways to make homemade goodies for all my loved ones!! So far I have made candles both peppermint and vanilla but everybody loves to indulge at Christmas, which lead me to think up some sugar free treat recipes, that also look the part.
Saturday was a lovely homey day, where both my partner and I were in the house, just enjoying our home and hobbies, which meant I was in the kitchen! :) I wanted to make something gingery, because gingerbread cookies are such an essential part in the lead up to Christmas (my grandmothers words).
I decided on a ginger nut slice and started baking!
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup ground macadamias
1 cup ground oats
2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
3/4 dates (soaked in hot water)
1 tbsp maple syrup
50 grams butter or coconut oil
Pre-heat the oven on 160 degrees and grease the slice tray you are going to use. Ground the oats and macadamias and place in a large mixing bowl. Add in the almond flour, ginger, vanilla into the dry mixture and stir the ingredients so the flavor is mixed through all the mixture.
Once the dates have soaked for 1 hour, place in the blender with maple syrup and blend until it makes a smooth paste. Stir in the butter and add to the dry mixture. You can use your hands to mix the all the ingredients together. The ingredients should make a thick grainy dough texture. Push into greased tray to make the slice about 2cm thick, or however thick you would like your slice. Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes. until browned on top and soft inside.
I have been serving my slice with whipped coconut cream with lemon zest and it has been such a delicious dessert after dinner! Happy eating :)
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