Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

December 02, 2019

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

Its the best time of year for foods that make you feel festive. The spices and flavors can really bring you that Christmas feeling! These no-bake Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites are perfect for just that. Not too indulgent and really adding in those extra nutrients and healthy fats that we tend to lack over the holidays. Enjoy! 
These guys are vegan, gluten free and paleo! 

 

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

Author: www.theloopywhisk.com

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups (220 g) ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup (30 g) ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) gluten free oats, ground
  • 3/8 - 1/2 cup (130 - 170 g) maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • drizzle of choice (you can use icing, white chocolate – anything you fancy)

Instructions: 

  1. Add the ground almonds and ground walnuts to the food processor and blend for 5 - 7 minutes, until the mixture starts starts clumping together. At this point, it will be half-way to a nut butter, but we'll stop at this stage.

  2. Add the ground oats and blend for a further 1 - 2 minutes, until the oats are evenly distributed and absorbed by the nut mixture.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sweetener of choice, molasses, spices and salt. Add the sweet mixture to the food processor and blend until the "cookie dough" becomes smooth and clumps together into a single ball.

  4. Roll about 1 1/2 tbsp worth of the "cookie dough" into balls and put them onto a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate the balls while you prepare the icing of choice.

  5. Drizzle the slightly chilled balls with the icing of choice, and tuck in!

  6. The healthy gingerbread cookie dough bites keep well in a closed container the fridge for about 1 week, and in the freezer for 2 - 3 weeks. (They also make a wonderful edible DIY Christmas gift!)