Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Healthy Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls - Sugar Free and Gluten Free


I've been trying to eat healthier for a while now but with Christmas season just around the corner I've been stressing about staying strong and resist all the holiday treats and yummies. Thankfully my friend sent me the recipe for these delicious gingerbread cookie dough balls, made with just a few healthy ingredients. This recipe is refined sugar free and gluten free. 

All you need to do is place all ingredients in a food processor and mix. 

Now, having lived in the states, I am aware that the important flavor ingredient in this recipe; gingerbread spice mix, is very different in Sweden than from the one found in America. 

I might be biased, however I'm going to have to say that the Swedish version is a lot better and more flavorful that the american. So I've added a recipe below on how to make your own gingerbread spice mix!

DIY Gingerbread spice mix Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tbs ground cinnamon

2 tbs ground ginger

1,5 tbs whole cardamom*

1,5 tbs whole cloves*

Turn the whole spices into ground using a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients and store in small air tight glass containers. 

*You could also use ground cardamom or cloves, however the flavor increases if you grind them yourself. 



Healthy Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

Ingredients:

1 dl / 0,4 cups cashews

1 dl / 0,4 cups almonds

1 dl / 0,4 cups oats, use gluten free oats for the GF version. 

6 - 8 dates

1 tbs coconut oil

1 - 1,5 tbs gingerbread spice mix (depending on how strong flavor you want) 

0,5 tsp sea salt (optional) 

 Directions:

In a food processor mix the nuts and oats into flour. 

Remove the seeds from the dates.

Add dates and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor together with the nut flour. 

Mix into a smooth paste. 

Taste and add dates if you want more sweetness or spice mix for more flavor. If the paste seems dry you can add a half teaspoon water. If it's too sweet, you can add 0,5 teaspoon sea salt. 

Form small balls and store in the fridge or freezer. I tried them both in the fridge and in the freezer and I think the flavor is enhanced in the freezer. 


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