7 December 2018

Have you been looking for an easy... alternative Gingerbread recipe?

I thought this one was so lovely that it was totally worth sharing as part of our Christmas Gift week.... so here it is.

This version can be made Gluten and Dairy free.

I was introduced to this recipe by Amanda a clever friend of mine.... we were making Essential Oil treats for an Oil Get Together afternoon.... and this one was a ripper.

Have you ever noticed how lovely it is to bake with friends.. with a glass of Champagne in hand... well that is the memory these Ginger breads bring home to me.


  • 280g Wholemeal flour ( we used ground almonds - blitzed fine in the Thermomix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ginger Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Clove Essential Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 100g soft pitted dates
  • 100g unsalted butter (or 100 ml Olive Oil)
  • 80g honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg white


  • Combine flour..spices..Essential oils and dates in a food processor / Thermomix and process until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add butter..egg white...vanilla and honey and process again until a soft dough forms.
  • Remove the dough and flatten between two sheets of backing paper and roll out to approx 3mm deep
  • Refrigerate for an hour or until firm.
  • Cut out into shapes.
  • Bake at  150 C for 30 mins or until golden
  • Decorate as desired.

Sadly I didn't get a final photo....   but lest just say.... they were eaten before they made it to getting icing decorations... and they are Gluten and Dairy free!!

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