Gluten Free Ginger, Molasses and Date Cookies

Date, ginger and molasses cookies

Makes 12, Prep time 15 min, cook time 8 min

I am always on the search to make sweet treats a little bit healthier especially gluten free ones.

This recipe utilises the sweetness of dates, it also has no added oil, eggs or dairy but still tastes good.


¾ Cup dates, soaked in ¾ cup boiling water for 5 min, drain ¼ cup of the liquid then blend to a smooth paste.

¼ Cup of crystallised or stem ginger

¾ cup buckwheat flour

¾ cup brown rice flour

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tsp egg replacer (found in most supermarkets)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ cup rice milk

1 Tbsp molasses

Preheat oven to 160C and line a baking tray. In a medium sized bowl sieve together dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix together 4 tbsp of the date paste, chopped ginger, milk and molasses. Add wet ingredients to dry mixing well; add a little more milk if mixture is dry and crumbly.

With wet hand roll tbsp sized balls of the dough and place on tray, flatten with a fork and then place a small dollop (about ½ a tsp) of the date paste on top.

Bake for 8 minutes, then remove and cook. As with a lot of gluten free baking it can dry out very quickly so store in an airtight container or eat them all quickly!

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