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!