Gorgeous Ginger granola cookies with healthy toppings..
A fabulous healthier alternative for the sweet snack or dessert....
This recipe was inspired by having a poorly daughter home from school and wanting ginger biscuits!
(She has had an upset stomach... its funny how her body is asking for ginger! 😍... soothing for the gut).
I wanted to make a healthier alternative, something a bit more nourishing than flour, butter and sugar!... so this little beauty was born... and it was a total hit with the mini me!! 😍 (breathes a sigh of relief)
These have a consistency somewhere between flapjack and crunchy granola bar, which I love.. but you could probably get them a little more brittle, if you preferred, by lowering oven temperature and cooking for a bit longer.. just keep an eye on them if you do this.
When I say this a healthier recipe, I wouldn't exactly class it as a full on health food, as it contains date syrup, which, whilst healthier and lower in calories than using a refined sugar, is still essentially a sugar of sorts, so should still be consumed sparingly.
That said, this recipe does pack a nourishing punch with oats and chia seeds and is considerably better than the ginger biscuit option 😊
I have topped this with some coconut milk yoghurt, blueberries, strawberries and a sprinkle of linseed... and it was goooooooood!! 💚💚
The recipe is below, my measurements as always on the blog are approximate as I'm not much of a measurer!
But you want to end up with a mix that will stick together when pressed.
The following made 6 cookies with a large cookie cutter.
•200-250g porridge oats.
•4 tablespoons chia seeds.
•1 tablespoon rice flour.
•2 tablespoons date syrup.
•1 heaped tbsp coconut oil.
•1 tsp cinnamon
•half a tsp vanilla powder/extract.
•1 heaped tsp ground ginger.
•pinch Himalayan rock salt.
•1 tablespoon water.
Preheat your oven to a medium setting.
Mix all of your dry ingredients including salt & spices together and combine well.
Gently melt the coconut oil.
Add this to the dry mix, along with the date syrup and water and stir, fold and mix until all of the dry mix Mixture is coated.
Now simply press into cookie rings around 1cm in thickness, press down with the back of a spoon to compact... and now bake them!
As usual I love hearing what you guys think when you try these recipes, any feedback or questions are welcome 😊😊.
Happy healthy eating to you all!