Ginger Nuts!

GingernutsThese ginger nuts are another quick and easy recipe. They will take you no time at all to make and they are delicious too. The reason I’ve made these is because my aunt is gluten intolerant. She used to love a ginger nut. These beautiful biscuits therefore have been made with gluten free oats so my aunt can still enjoy them.

These oats have to be grown and pass a number of tests before they can be sold to the consumer. They are slightly more expensive than the normal oats but, I believe, they are much better for your body. Oats are great for maintaining blood sugar levels which means they keep you fuller for longer. They are also good for boosting the immune system and can help your immune cells find and get to infections quicker.

The next ingredient in this recipe is almonds. Almonds are high in healthy monosaturated fats, fibre, protein and various important nutrients. They are also high in antioxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a huge contributor to aging and disease. Almonds are also among the worlds best source of vitamin E. Numerous health benefits come from getting food with plenty of vitamin E.

Brown rice is another ingredient that is excellent for the body. It has large quantities of B vitamins and is rich in fibre and selenium. Fibre helps to minmize the amount of cancer causing substances entering the body. Selenium is an essential component of several pathways which include thyroid hormone, metabolism, antioxidant defense system and immune function.

Plenty of populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating masses of coconut oil. There is also no obesity crisis among these groups. The reason for this is coconut oil contains fatty acids which reduce the appetite and this can affect body weight over the long term.

Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener that has plenty of medicinal purposes too. It can help to fight inflammatory disease because it has a plant base compound. The compound can help prevent aging and strengthen our immune system. It also contains a high amount of zinc which can help fight illness and improve immunity.

Cashew nuts are another abundant source of minerals and vitamins. They contain magnesium which is vital for healthy bones and helps to balance calcium and regulate nerve and muscle tone. Also eating nuts lowers the risk of weight gain. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight.

The final ingredient is ginger and I love it. It can serve in so many ways to help your body. Firstly, it helps with flatuence, it also helps to activate your digestive juices and it improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients. Ginger is a fantastic spice that will get your body moving.

Makes 24 biscuit

Equipment needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Scales
  • Mixing spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Baking tray
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • Gluten free oats x 200g
  • Ground almonds x 100g
  • Brown rice flour x 100g, plus extra for dusting.
  • Baking powder x 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 2 tbsp or Fresh ginger grated x 1 inch piece

Wet Ingredients

  • Maple syrup x 150mls
  • Cashew nut butter x 150 g
  • Coconut oil x 100g

Method

  • Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  • Next put the rest of the ingredients into the saucepan.
  • Put on a medium heat and stir until they are combined.
  • It should take around 5 – 10 mins.
  • Once the ingredients are combined together, leave to cool.
  • Then finally add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
  • Form a large ball and use your hands to do so if you need to.
  • Place the ball in cling film and wrap up.
  • Put the dough in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  • Then remove the dough from the fridge.
  • Using the extra brown rice flour roll out the dough.
  • Roll out the dough to about a half centimetre thickness.
  • Use the cutter and make your biscuits.
  • Place on the baking tray and bake for around 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Finally place on a cooling rack and leave to cool.

These are also great as a gift for friends or just for you with a cup of tea. I love these as they are quick, easy and simple to make and prepare. They take no time at all and are delicious. We hope you enjoy making, preparing and eating them as much as we do. Enjoy!