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Worlds Greatest Gingerbread Men

There's something about gingerbread men that instantly transports you back to childhood, no matter how old you are. These gingerbread men taste just as good as the kind you enjoyed as a child except they're sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and much lower in carbs!
Sugar free gingerbread men

Here's what you'll need to make these childhood favourites:

  • 250g ground almonds
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 1 scoop Pure Health Collagen
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp Pure Health MCT Oil
  • 1/4 tsp raw vanilla 
  • 2-3 tsp sweetener of choice (optional)
  • A small amount of dark chocolate for decoration

You'll also need a gingerbread man shaped cutter, or a very steady hand!

It's easy to get the dough together for this one, the majority of the work is in the cutting. To start, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the egg, Pure Health MCT Oil and sweetener of your choice (if using one). 

Now you simply need to mix the two together. Slowly as the wet mixture to the dry, a small amount at a time until the mixture starts to form a dough. 

Low carb gingerbread men

Now for the fun part! Use a little almond flour on your surface (to prevent the dough sticking) and roll out the dough until roughly 1/2cm thick. Using a cookie cutter, or a knife if cutting by hand, cut out your gingerbread men and add them to a greased backing tray. You can also use parchment paper, it's an easier and cleaner method than greasing. Keep re-rolling the dough until you've used it all up, this recipe makes around 15 cookies. 

Sugar free gingerbread men

Bake for 20min at 150C until golden brown then cool your gingerbread men on a wire rack until completely cool. Melt some dark chocolate over a hot pan of water and using a tooth pick drop small blobs onto your gingerbread men for eyes and buttons. Now you can finally EAT them!!!

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