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Gingerbread Chew

These low-sugar biscuits don't snap or crunch…they chew!  And if being a tasty, healthy treat wasn't more than enough, these biscuits have other hidden health qualities thanks to a generous dose of ginger in each serve.
Ginger is a medicinal herb known as an antioxidant with natural anti-nausea qualities, so if you suffer from travel sickness make a batch of our ginger chew biscuits before your next trip; and if you're a mum-to-be, these can help relieve morning sickness too!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Serves: 15
Course: Snack
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian
Author: The 28 By Sam Wood Nutrition Program (Healthy Weight Maintenance Stream)

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda bi-carb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 120 g butter
  • 1/4 cup stevia granular sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 orange zested

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350ºF/ Gas Mark 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Pulse the almond meal, baking soda, salt and butter briefly in a food processor.
  • Add in the stevia, vanilla, spices and zest of the orange and blend a little more to combine.
  • Spoon heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking tray, around 30, and press down with your hand to flatten.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes until golden.
  • Cool on wire racks.

Notes

To make these vegan, simply replace the butter with coconut oil.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Sugar Ginger Chew Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169.85 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.8g24%
Saturated Fat 4.81g30%
Cholesterol 17.2mg6%
Sodium 171.26mg7%
Potassium 20.21mg1%
Carbohydrates 5.43g2%
Fiber 2.33g10%
Sugar 1.56g2%
Protein 4.15g8%
Vitamin A 219.57IU4%
Vitamin B3 0.06mg0%
Vitamin C 4.65mg6%
Vitamin K 0.56µg1%
Calcium 45.95mg5%
Iron 0.77mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.