Sunday, 2 December 2012

Grain Free Ginger Snaps GF SCD


For centuries ginger has been used to aid digestive healing but it's also known to help promote fast recovery of colds and flu. Probably the reason why ginger desserts are so popular in the Winter months is because ginger is extremely warming and helps promote good circulation.

One thing I noticed when making these biscuits is the flavour of the dried ginger varied depending on the brand I used so you may have to experiment a little and add a bit more if it's a bit mild. Also you may like to use an eighth teaspoon of ground cloves instead of a quarter depending on your taste - I prefer a quarter teaspoon but my daughter prefers an eighth!

Ginger Biscuits GF SCD

100 g almond flour
25 g unsweetened organic dessicated coconut
40 ml extra virgin olive oil
60 ml honey or other liquid sweetener (not SCD)
1½ - 2 tblsps ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
⅛ - ¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tblsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
⅛ tsp bicarbonate of soda
⅛ tsp ground sea salt

Set the oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Measure out the dessicated coconut and grind in a small blender to a much finer texture.



Measure out the ground almonds and ground dessicated coconut into a bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices and whisk well with a fork.


Measure out the honey (or other liquid sweetener), extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice into another bowl and mix well with a fork or whisk. I use acacia honey for its mild flavour. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together.


This mixture makes twelve biscuits. Take walnut sized balls of mixture, roll each into a ball and place on the baking tray lined with parchment. Flatten out and shape, they should be just under two inches in diameter. If you make them a bit thicker, they still work but sometimes don't cook as crisp.


Bake in the middle or bottom of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, this batch took 27 minutes.


Cool on the tray.

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15 comments:

  1. Isn't the coconut flour mentioned in the description missing in the recipe?

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    1. HI! I use unsweetened dessicated (shredded) organic coconut which I then grind, this is in the recipe. This doesn't behave the same way as coconut flour. I was just suggesting that you would need to experiment if you wanted to use coconut flour instead, I think 25 grams would be too much :)

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  2. How many cups is 100g of almond four? I thought is was 1 cup, but my mixture seemed too wet... Thanks!

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    1. Hi it is about one cup if it's a 240ml one. Check my tab at the top for measurements. Did you add the coconut - that absorbs the moisture. It is quite a wet mix but does roll into a ball. Look at the photos and add some more until it reaches the same consistency. Good luck :)

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    2. Thanks for pointing out your measurements tab - missed that! I'm wondering if I didn't add enough coconut. At the time to fix the problem, I added another 1/2 cup of ground almonds and ended up with 24 cookies instead of 12! LOL Oh...and they were YUMMY!!!

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    3. So pleased you liked them, it's a very flexible recipe - it's all about the consistency so you will have been OK to add more almond flour! Hope you have a lovely Christmas :)

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    4. You too - Merry Christmas!!
      Thank you for all your lovely recipes!! ~ Judith

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  3. I love ginger snaps and your Grain Free version looks wonderful. The almond and coconut must add great flavour too. Ginger is one of my favourite spices - I love it when things that taste that good are good for you too. Thank you for sharing these delicious biscuits with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. You are most welcome April, a very Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

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  4. Your cookies look amazing! I have pinned this recipe to try. Wishing you joy in the new year!

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    1. Thank you Alea! A very Happy New Year to you also!

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  5. Delicious ginger snaps, love that it is grain free.

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    1. Thank you Swathi! Hope you have a wonderful 2013!

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  6. Thanks for the use on apps. I am trying this recipe soon. I found it on an gf app . Thanks

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    1. Which GF app did you find it on if you don't mind me asking since I know nothing about this.

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