Healthy Vegan Low Sugar Ginger Cookies
I have been trying for years now to get the right crunch, taste and texture to a ginger cookie, and with these Healthy Vegan Low Sugar Ginger Cookies, I believe I have finally have nailed it!
There is only 2 tbsp’s of coconut sugar, 1 tsp of pure green leaf stevia powder and 1/4 of a cup of Pure Harvest Rice Malt Syrup in the entire recipe. Plus you can make this vegan ginger cookie recipe, completely low FODMAP by replacing the spelt flour with buckwheat flour. Although you may have to tweak the water added to get the right dough texture.
So let me show you how easy it is to make, healthy, deliciously crunchy ginger cookies.
This recipe can also be used to make gingerbread men.
Ingredients – all Organic
2 cups of either white or wholemeal spelt flour
1 heaped tsp of cinnamon powder
1 tsp of ginger powder
1 tsp of pure, green leaf stevia powder
1/4 cup of cold pressed coconut oil
1/4 cup of Pure Harvest Rice Malt Syrup – I choose Pure Harvest as they check the arsenic levels in their rice products.
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of bicarb
1/8 to 1/4 cup of boiled hot water.
Preheat your fan forced oven to 160 degrees
In a stainless steel or glass bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together, ensuring that they are well combined.
In another small stainless steel or glass bowl, combine your coconut oil and rice malt syrup, stirring briskly with a spoon, so it becomes a thick paste. Now add just 1/8 cup of water and while stirring pour this syrup into your dry ingredients.
Mix the batter with a spoon to combine, then start kneading the mixture together with your hands. If it doesn’t form into a dough, you need to sprinkle in some more water a tablespoon at a time.
*If you are working with buckwheat flour the dough will tear easily and by very dark in colour.
Once you have your dough into a nice malleable consistency, role it out on a silicone baking mat with a wooden rolling pin.
Keep rolling until it is evenly a half a cm in thickness. You can try and go even slightly thinner if you like if making round cookies, like the ones pictured in my photo, but for gingerbread men you need them a little thicker so that they don’t break.
Pop in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cook completely before eating, as the cooling down process, allows them to harden and get more crunchy.
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