‘Tis the season to eat gingerbread! I do love incorporating these warming, seasonal flavours into my baking and cooking at this time of year.
All I’ve done here is amend my original brownie recipe to incorporate these gingerbread-y flavours and it really works.
I’m going to attempt to make healthy gingerbread men at some point (when I find the time), but in the meantime, I threw these together so we had a little sweet treat around the house, and because I was having friends over for tea so needed something to satisfy them. (I’m sure people only want to come to my house because they get fed!)
I hope you enjoy these flavours as much as we do. Don’t forget, if you make any of my recipes, please tag me on Instagram @theorganicspoon.
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seeds soaked in 3 tbsp water and left for 10 minutes to thicken)
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup cacao powder
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup cashew or almond butter
Pinch Himalayan salt
1 tbsp water (more if needed)
1/2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp ground ginger, and extra for sprinkling
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnaomon
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao powder
3/4 tbsp maple
2 tbsp cashew butter
Preheat the oven to 150*. A cooler oven really is key for brownies; any hotter and they won’t be gooey.
Make the flax eggs by mixing the flax with 5 tbsp water and set aside.
Now put all the ingredients (except for the frosting) into a food processor and blend until a smooth and sticky batter forms. If it’s too sticky (i.e. it forms a big ball), just add in a little more water or almond milk a tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.
Once the flax mix has had 10 minutes to set, add this and mix it in.
Spoon the batter into a lined baking tin or mould and press down with a spoon to make sure it’s all nice and even.
Bake for 25 minutes, then leave for another half an hour to cool (as the brownies will continue to cook after they are taken out the oven).
Make the frosting while the mix is cooling by melting all ingredients together in a saucepan over a low heat.
Once the brownie mix is cool, remove from tin, spoon over the frosting, sprinkle some extra ground ginger on top then cut into squares and devour!
Love & health,