My baked Ginger Nuts are always a huge hit in this house. My husband Howard loves them. Although he’s always telling me to add more ginger, he still enjoys it when I make these biscuits/cookies.
Instead of adding that ginger that he so desperately craves, I made an executive decision to add chocolate. My husband last year for Christmas bought me lots of different types of dark chocolate. Which I’m still working my way through, so I thought I would add it to these biscuits/cookies.
By adding 100% raw cacao powder I feel I have added a richness to the biscuit. The Ginger Nut now tastes bitter, spicy and sweet. It’s a strange combination but it works so well. There were no complaints from Howard either. Below is the video and blog post for you.
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Makes 30 small biscuits
- Large mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Baking tray
- Cooling rack
- Gluten free oats x 200g
- Ground almonds x 100g
- Brown rice flour x 100g, plus extra for dusting.
- Raw cacao powder x 60g
- Baking powder x 1 tsp
- Ground ginger x 2 tbsp or Fresh ginger grated x 1 inch piece
- Maple syrup x 150mls
- Cashew nut butter x 150 g
- Coconut oil x 100g
- Start by putting the oats into the blender.
- Then blend until they resemble flour.
- Next mix all the dry ingredients in a large 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.
- 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.
- Put the cut biscuits onto boards or trays.
- Place these in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- Place the biscuits on a baking tray and bake for around 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Once golden brown, place on a cooling rack and leave to cool.
- Serve and enjoy.
My Chocolate Ginger Nuts were as much of a hit as my Ginger Nuts. There were no complaints as they were being eaten. These biscuits/cookies are great to give as gifts too. I often give these to my son Ted’s teachers as presents at Christmas or the end of term. They were always greatly received and I always get a big thank you too. Personally I love them with a nice cup of tea when there’s no one home. Just me, a cup of tea and a biscuit/cookie – heaven! However you decide to eat these biscuits/cookies, as always, enjoy. Thank you xxx