Gingernut Biscuits

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I am a huge fan of ginger! I love asian food that is loaded with the aromatic, pungent and spicy flavours that ginger offers, and I’ve always loved ginger sweet treats, especially gingerbread men! I’ve recently discovered ginger offers more than amazing flavours, it’s a superfood too! It has lots of health benefits; it’s very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, it contains some of the most potent anti-inflammatory fighting substances known and is a natural powerful painkiller and it strengths immunity. Basically it’s a wonder food!! A good one to get in your diet if you, like me, suffer from chronic illness.

Almonds are one of the best nuts you can eat – their high protein and healthy fat content helps to balance the natural sugars in the biscuits and leave you more satisfied.

So these biscuits are so much healthier than your standard shop bought gingernuts and in my opinion they taste a whole lot better too 😉

Ingredients

2 cups of ground almonds
2 tbs of ginger powder
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp baking soda
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of pure honey

Instructions

Preheat oven to gas Mark 6.

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until the mixture is sticky when pressed between your fingers. If not sticky add more honey.

Cut a sheet of baking paper and pour the mixture onto the paper. Roll the mixture out with a rolling pin until mixture is about 1/2 cm thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving plenty of space between them. There will be mixture left once you’ve cut out the biscuits so re-roll it and keep cutting until you’ve finished the mixture.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until browned on the edges.

As they cool they will crisp up.

Store in an airtight container. Enjoy! They’re great with a cup of tea or hot chocolate! :)

10 Comments

  1. nicoladellardlyle September 28, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Wow these look delicious! I love ginger biscuits so this is a winner for me :) Thanks!

    • spooniesophia September 30, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you so much Nicola. I put so much ginger in them so they were nice and firey! Yum!

  2. lennae87 September 29, 2014 / 11:15 am

    Yum! Who would of thought healthy ginger nuts!

  3. jessbrewer91 September 30, 2014 / 4:38 am

    I made these and they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • spooniesophia September 30, 2014 / 9:23 pm

      Aww yey! So glad you enjoyed them Jess :) no problem!

  4. Sasha Davies October 2, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Hey Soph, just tried these and they were lush! Thanks so much for the recipe. Sending hugs your way xxx

    • spooniesophia October 9, 2014 / 1:05 pm

      Hey lovely! Yey, so glad you enjoyed them :) thank you, sending a big hug right back xxx

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