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Healthy holiday gingerbread men

I think everybody that has met me knows that I love Christmas and one of my favourite things about the holidays is the food (big surprise there) and these little beauties are a new recipe I have just recently tried and they are already a much-loved version. The only problem is that you might end up eating the whole lot.

Ingredients
300g whole rye flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Large pinch of Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger (you can add more – depends on taste)
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 whole cloves, ground
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg (1/4)
¼ teaspoon Bulletproof Upgraded Vanillamax (or 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
75g coconut oil
50g coconut sugar
½ cup of runny honey or molasses
1 large egg, beaten

Directions
1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Make a well in the dry ingredients
2. Gently melt the coconut oil, coconut sugar and honey (or molasses). Let this rest for 5 minutes (so it’s not hot anymore)
3. Add the wet mixture and an egg to the dry mix. Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended
4. Wrap in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour
5. Pre heat your oven to gas mark 4
6. Take it out, roll until its fairly thin and using your cookie cutter, press out the shapes you want and cook for 8-10 minutes on a baking sheet covered with baking parchment
7. Let the cookies cool on the sheet and decorate with your favourite icing and... Merry Xmas!

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Marie-Eve Maitland Marie-Eve (pronounced the French way and, yes, you guessed it, Henry's wife) is our kitchen and food-wiz and is behind our healthy recipes and also manages our twitter account (get in touch!).  Having graduated in dietetics in Canada, Marie-Eve is passionate about eating, discovering new foods and leading a healthy lifestyle to make sure she in tip-top shape to look after her little girl, Elodie. Marie-Eve loves cooking (of course), weight training, yoga, walking, matcha green tea and chocolate (amongst other things).

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