These gingerbread men are SO SATISFYING! Seriously, the perfect amount of sweetness, nut free, and no crazy starchy flours that give me cramps for days. Also, revamped it to be AIP, (almost) SCD, and can be vegan! WHAT.
I love the simplicity and genuininess of these ingredients. They make my body feel great, and I can eat 1,000 without feeling bad. Okay, let's get into the recipe!
-1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (room temp)
-1 Cup Date Sugar, divided
-1/4 Cup Date Paste
-2 Eggs (I used flax eggs (2 TBSP flax meal + 6 TBSP water *freezer for 10 minutes)), but this is NOT SCD. Sub gelatin eggs for AIP (1 TBSP warm water, 2 TBSP hot water, 1 TBSP gelatin, a squirt of lemon juice PER egg)
-2/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour (divided)
-1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
-1 tsp Ginger
-1 pinch Cloves
-1 pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
-1 tsp Baking Soda
-2/3 Cup Coconut Manna
-1 TBSP Honey
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 f, and prepare baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you choose to use flax eggs, place that mixture in the freezer to gel up.
Step 2: Mix together coconut oil, and 1/2 cup date sugar.
Step 3: Add gelatin or flax egg, and date paste, and mix.
Step 4: Add coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, himalayan pink salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
Step 6: Sprinkle parchment paper with dough, and lay dough in middle. Place another piece of parchment paper on top, and roll out until dough is around 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter.
Step 7: Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment, and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 8: While cookies are cooling, combine 1/2 cup date sugar, and 1 tbsp coconut flour in blender or food processor, and blend until a powder forms.
Step 9: Melt coconut manna until slightly soft, and combine with honey.
Step 10: Once cookies are cooled, spread coconut manna frosting on top each cookie, and sprinkle with date sugar + coconut flour mixture.
Step 11: Enjoy!
And that's it. Totally AIP, Paleo, (almost) SCD, and Vegan gingerbread men cookies! I hope you enjoy, and this gives you another sweet treat to snack on throughout the day. Holidays schmolidays, I've been eating these SINCE Christmas.
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