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Healthy Gingerbread Protein Biscuits

healthy gingerbread biscuits

If you can’t find me this December I’ll be curled up by the fire eating these Christmassy healthy gingerbread biscuits.

 

I’m actually not a massive fan of ginger. Or rather, too often there’s too much in a recipe, and it becomes overpoweringly spicy.

 


This is a shame because in ‘just the right amount’ it’s actually really tasty, and has a lovely warming effect that’s prefect for cold Winter days. This is because ginger is ‘thermogenic’, meaning it ever so slightly raises your metabolism, so you’re actually burning more calories to keep warm!

Unfortunately it isn’t actually enough to affect weight loss. Only eating in a calorie deficit will do that.

So eating snacks that are more satisfying as well as nutritious is a must when eating fewer calories, and eating more protein is a great way to stay full for longer, as protein takes much longer to digest that carbohydrates (flour & sugar).

I’m also a big fan of making healthy alternatives to treat foods, like this Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Ice Cream.

Sometimes these experiments result in epic culinary fails, and those won’t see the light of day unless one day I decide to do a ‘recipe outakes’ blog.

But it’s always worth trying because you never know when you discover you’re actually occasionally a genius and come up with delicious but healthier treat alternatives like these low sugar, low carb Mince Pies that were one of the very first Fit Mum treat-makeovers I tried.

 

Healthy Gingerbread Protein Biscuits

Makes 10

 

INGREDIENTS

100g ground almonds

75g of vanilla whey protein

awesome supplements whey protein

45g maple syrup

1 Egg

45g coconut oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. ground ginger

 

METHOD

Preheat your oven to 180°c.

Melt the maple syrup and coconut oil together in a saucepan or microwavable bowl.

healthy gingerbread biscuits

All in all the remaining ingredients and mix really well, to form a dough ball.

healthy gingerbread biscuits

Flour the work surface and roll out the dough, then cut into shapes.

Place the raw cookies on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

Bake for 5 minutes. It doesn’t sound a lot but whey cooks very quickly and they’ll burn easily if you leave them too long!

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I have a free healthy baking cheat sheet that helps you recreate your own favourite baked treats using nutritious ingredients, you can grab it here!

 

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