I always loved making gingerbread houses and cookies during this time of year, but I must admit, making a vegan gingerbread house is very hard.
I was lucky enough to find one at Whole foods last year and even that completely collapsed on me!
Nonetheless, I resorted to making some raw gingerbread cookies instead. Just as tasty and 100 times healthier than the traditional holiday cookie.
Ginger is a great addition to any diet: It aids in colon health and can reduce muscle pain when taken daily by 25%! It has also been proven to help in treating cancer and hypertension.
Whether you prefer it in a powder form or its raw form, ginger should be a staple spice in your kitchen!
Raw Gingerbread Cookies
-10 pitted medjool dates
-1/4 cup of mixed walnuts and pecans
-1/2 tsp. ginger
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. nutmeg
-1/8 tsp. ground cloves
-2 tsp. coconut sugar
-Optional: sea salt
Throw all ingredients into your food processor and pulse on high. Place the dough onto wax paper and then place another layer of wax paper over the top. Roll out with a rolling pin and either use a cookie cutter for shapes or form into circles or squares, whatever you prefer! I even made some into little balls, rolled them in coconut and made a gingerbread snowman!
I hope you enjoy this healthy holiday treat!
Have a fruitful day,