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Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites – Paleo & Vegan

Raw Gingerbread Cookies Bites - Soft and chewy on the inside, with a delicious hint of ginger and Christmas spices. Paleo & Vegan.

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites…….yum! If you are a fan of gingerbread or anything ginger you will love these raw cookie bites and will be reaching for another one! They are soft and chewy on the inside, have a slight caramel flavour which goes perfectly with the delicious hint of ginger and Christmas spices. These raw gingerbread cookie bites are gluten free, vegan, contain no refined sugar and are paleo friendly.

 


Note: This was post was first published on Love Food Nourish on November 2016,  I have updated the photos and recipe.

I used to love gingerbread when I was a child so these are slightly reminiscent of traditional gingerbread except they require no baking! No bake treats are awesome in my opinion as they are so fast to make!

Unlike the traditional gingerbread cookie which is full of refined sugar and carbs leaving you hankering for more, these vegan gingerbread cookie bites are pretty darn filling due to their protein and healthy fat content.

A healthy Christmas Sweet Treat that tastes so good and is so easy to make! Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan

Ginger not only tastes good but is an excellent anti-inflammatory, it contains carmitive properties so is great for soothing an upset stomach and can assist in the digestion of food. So quite a handy spice to include in our diet around the most indulgent season.

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

These delicious cookie bites are a great healthy sweet treat for kids for Christmas or they can make a perfect Christmas gift. I have previously made these to make this recipe as gingerbread bliss balls,  but this time I have made them into Christmas shapes using a cookie cutter.  If you don’t have have the inclination or time to do this then the balls taste just as good!

Additional Recipe Notes for Making Raw Gingerbread Cookies

  • If the weather is getting warmer for you like it is for us here in New Zealand then I find it easier to pop the dough mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes before rolling out and cutting into shapes. This allows the dough to firm up and will enable you to cut out the cookies into into a cleaner shape without leaving as sticky mess.
  • I have lightly sprinkled almond meal over the top of these cookie bites to give them a more Christmasy feel. Coconut sugar could also be used.

For other easy gluten free Christmas treats you may like to try:
Chocolate and Cranberry Almond Clusters
Raw Vegan Cranberry & Chocolate Truffles
Cranberry & Cacao Chip Oat Cookies

For other no bake and paleo sweet treats you may like:
Creamy Blueberry, Cacao & Coconut Energy Balls
Raw Vegan Raspberry Tartlets
No Bake Pina Colada Slice

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Have a lovely week!

Hope x

This recipe was inspired by Wholefoodsimply – Ginger Balls.

Note: This was post was first published on Love Food Nourish on November 2016,  I have updated the photos and recipe.

Serves 25

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Yields 25

Delicious raw gingerbread cookie bites

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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5 based on 22 review(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates *Soaked - see note below
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbspn ground ginger
  • 1 Tbspn ground cinnamon
  • 1 tspn natural vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tspn clove powder
  • 1 Tbspn ground almond or 1 Tbspn coconut sugar to sprinkle on top - Optional

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the food processor and blitz until your form a smooth dough like consistency.
  2. Place dough on a plate and cover with a paper towel and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Note - This step is optional but makes the dough easier to cut into shapes.
  3. Roll the dough out in between two layers of parchment or baking paper and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter. If you are only rolling into balls and not cutting into shapes then you do not need to roll it out just simply roll the dough into a ball.
  4. Optional - Sprinkle the cookie bites with a light dusting of ground almonds or coconut sugar. For the bites in the photo I have used ground almonds.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. These raw cookie bites can also be frozen

Notes

Soaking dried dates makes them easier to blitz in the food processor and blend into the mixture. This is not necessary if you are using the more expensive mejool dates. If you are using standard pitted dates then put the dates in a bowl and cover with warm water for 10 minutes. Then rinse the dates under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel before adding to the food processor.

Tags

Cuisines
American
Kid-Friendly
Courses
Snack
Cooking
No Bake
Diet
vegetarian
vegan
Paleo
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

42 cal

Fat

4 g

Carbs

2 g

Protein

1 g
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You will love these raw gingerbread cookie bites! If you are a fan of gingerbread or anything ginger you will love these paleo cookie bites and will be reaching for another one! Perfect as an easy homemade Christmas gift - they only take 20 minutes to make. Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo and Refined Sugar Free. #christmasrecipes #paleorecipes #veganrecipes #dairyfree #cleaneating #gingerbread #paleo #vegan

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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Jean
    November 28, 2017 at 7:19 am Love me some gingerbread cookies, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these! They are so cute.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 9:19 am Thanks Jean :)
  • Reply
    linda spiker
    November 28, 2017 at 9:37 am Gingerbread at Christmas time is the best!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm I agree Linda!:)
  • Reply
    Renee
    November 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm So fun - perfect lunchbox treat for the holidays too!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm Thanks Renee! - Yes they make a great little lunchbox treat
  • Reply
    Monique
    December 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm These are so, so beautiful Hope, I love how you have made these. What a perfect Christmas idea and lovely for warmer weather :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm Thanks Monique! Yes it is nice to not have to turn the oven on when it is hot :)
  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    December 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm SO much yumminess! Dates are one of my favorites, I bet these little bites are so delicious packed with all of that gingerbread flavor.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm Thank you Emily! Yes they have loads of gingerbread flavour :)
  • Reply
    Carrie Forrest
    December 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm These look amazing I want to try them very very soon!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm Thank you Carrie!
  • Reply
    Renee
    November 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm This is a great treat idea for little kids! I love that they are naturally sweetened with mineral rich dates! My kids will love this!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm Thanks Renee, yes the it is a great treat for the kids, my little boy loves helping me make them :)
  • Reply
    jenna urben
    November 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm Oooh, these little treats look amazing! I bet the hint of caramel flavor is just perfect.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm Thanks so much Jenna, yes the caramel flavour is so good!
  • Reply
    Tessa
    November 19, 2018 at 5:44 pm man these look festive and SO delish!! great flavor!!
  • Reply
    Jean
    November 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm These sound amazing! I love that you made those pretty shapes with them. I also didn't realize you can use ground almonds for dusting. I have to try that!
  • Reply
    Shelby @Fitasamamabear
    November 20, 2018 at 12:55 am I never make ginger bread anything! These sound so yummy!
  • Reply
    Cathy
    November 20, 2018 at 1:02 am I love how you can roll out this delicious combination of dates, almonds, and spices into traditional cookies! Thank you for sharing.
  • Reply
    Daniela
    November 20, 2018 at 3:28 am I absolutely have to make these for Christmas!! I love love the sound of them! My kids are gonna flip with joy!
  • Reply
    Kiran
    November 20, 2018 at 4:45 am Yum! Love that these are grainfree; perfect for those of us who love gingerbread cookies but can't do the grains. They are so cute, too!
  • Reply
    Christina Shoemaker
    November 20, 2018 at 8:25 am Dates, vanilla, ginger... you are totally speaking to me!! These look so pretty and festive!!
  • Reply
    Tracey Black
    November 20, 2018 at 11:49 am Yum! This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out. We love cookie dough bites and this looks so much better without the refined sugar.
  • Reply
    Raia
    November 21, 2018 at 11:19 am Those look delicious! What a fun treat!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 25, 2018 at 5:12 pm Thanks Raia!:)
  • Reply
    Irena
    November 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm Such a fun idea to make gingerbread cookies raw. I would love the texture as I usually like similar raw bliss balls. Thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm Thanks so much Irena, yes these very similar to bliss balls but with a bit more Christmas fun:)
  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    November 24, 2018 at 4:02 am Such a fun and yummy recipe, kind of like LaraBars. Pinning. :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm Thanks so much Megan!
  • Reply
    Lindsey
    November 26, 2018 at 3:46 am These are so fun and look super tasty! I'm all about anything I don't have to bake!
  • Reply
    STACEY CRAWFORD
    November 26, 2018 at 3:49 pm These are so adorable! I love how soft and yummy the texture is!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm Thank you Stacey :)
  • Reply
    Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
    November 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm Love these flavours. Definitely pinning to make when I have a moment! Delish!!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm Thanks so much Carol! :)
  • Reply
    Catherine Baez Sholl
    November 26, 2018 at 9:57 pm Great healthy cookie recipe for Christmas! I can already picture my nieces cutting the different shapes.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm Thanks Catherine, yes so much fun for the little ones!
  • Reply
    Mirlene
    November 27, 2018 at 2:06 am These little bites are too cute. I must try them! Perfect on the dessert table.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm Thanks so much Mirlene :)
  • Reply
    Sunrita
    November 27, 2018 at 3:59 am I can see making these as an after school treat for my kids! What a fabulous idea to use dried fruits.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm Thanks Sunrita, you can cut them into any shape for any time of year :)

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