We're feeling festive in the Evolution Organics kitchen and this recipe has been tested quite a few times so our house/office has been smelling mighty Christmas-sy for the last few months. Nobody is complaining though, and especially not our daughter who loves theses little gems.
I made the recipe with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar, lots of spices and I also added a turmeric kick to give them a healthy edge. These Vegan Turmeric Gingerbread Men contains...
Spelt Flour - easier to digest than wheat and contain more fiber and protein
Ground Ginger - is anti inflammatory, has digestive benefits and extensive medicinal properties - worth a look
Turmeric & Black Pepper - taken together, turmeric and black pepper means you are increasing the amount of curcumin you are absorbing. Curcumin has been associated with numerous health benefits
Ground Cinnamon - rich in antioxidants and it can help to lower blood sugar and let's face it, tastes delicious
Nutmeg - can help to promote digestion and can also improve bad breathe (who knew?!)
Maple Syrup - although high is sugar, maple syrup is less processed. There's only a small amount in the recipe
And the vegan alternative? Vegan butter and 2 Mitomix "eggs"! Dr Mercola Organic Mitomix Seed Blend
Two of the biggest dietary challenges for many people are finding enough good sources of healthy fat and fibre. Seeds are an outstanding source of both. Organic Mitomix Seed Blend contains a very specific balance of organic seeds and psyllium to provide plant omega-3 fats, lignans, and fibre. This mixture is designed to complement a ketogenic diet, but anyone can benefit from its valuable nutritive ingredients.
See the recipe below and we hope you love them as we much as we do... Merry Christmas!
Ingredients (makes 12)
2 tablespoons Dr Mercola Organic Mitomix Seed Blend
350g spelt flour
1-1.5 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (+ a pinch of black pepper)
1/2 nutmeg pod, grated
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
200g vegan butter, softened (you could also use coconut oil)
125ml maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional - 1-2 ginger balls in syrup & icing
1. In a small bowl, mix the Mitomix seed blend with 6-7 tablespoons of boiling water to make the vegan egg.
2. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients in another bowl (add the chopped up ginger balls in syrup if using).
3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and wrap in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
4. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. On a slightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch and cut the shapes.
5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
Wait until they are completely cool to ice. Overnight is best. They harden slightly so perfect to use as decorations for your tree.