Seeing as I’m getting into the Christmas spirit, it seems only right to share my recipe for these almond and raisin gingerbread men. The delicious scent of baking at christmas time is absolutely heavenly and is just filling my home with a gorgeous whirlwind of festive spices. I’ve recently made these for my boyfriend and half the batch was gone in a matter of minutes so I think they’ll have to be stored away in secret next time.
I’ve used a combination of buckwheat flour and ground almonds for these, so they’re gluten free and instead of sugar, these have medjool dates and date syrup. I love the flavour that date syrup gives in sweet treats and that and the dates really help to stick everything together.
I’ve been loving snacking on these with a nice cup of herbal tea, whilst watching a Christmas film of course! They’re really nice and crisp and the addition of the raisins is rather tasty! I’ve been really liking adding raisins into so many dishes lately; they’re so delicious mixed into porridge as they become so soft and sweet!