Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscuits

Gluten Free Gingerbread - An Apple a DayI’ve tried so many different variations of gluten free gingerbread biscuits and got incredibly frustrated when they turned out either crumbly or flavourless; oh and don’t even get me started on making your own gluten free flour mix (who knew so many starches existed?), so I set out to make my own.

I soon discovered that the key to these Gingerbread recipe is the Blackstrap Molasses. Blackstrap Molasses is the most nutrient dense of all molasses varieties and just 2 tbsp. contains a wide variety of essential nutrients:

  • 13.2% of our RDI of iron
  • 11.7% of our RDI of calcium
  • 7.3% of our RDI of magnesium
  • 18% of our RDI of manganese
  • 9.7% of our RDI of potassium
  • 5% of our RDI of vitamin B6
  • 3.4% of our RDI of selenium

Pretty special no? It also gives the cookies a caramelised flavour… delicious!

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Gingerbread Biscuits

Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscuits

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  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 40 g blackstrap molasses
  • 50 g cold pressed organic coconut oil
  • 40 g maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten and aluminum free baking powder
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 egg white


  1. Place all ingredients in a Thermomix or food processor and process until combined.
  2. Remove from the food processor and using a rolling pin, flatten between two sheets of baking paper.
  3. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until mixture firms.
  4. Cut into shapes and bake at 160C for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. I like to pull them out of the oven just before I think they’re ready to keep them moist.
  5. Dress as you wish and serve once cooled.


Cooking time will vary depending on the shape and size you opt to cut them into. My mini stars were ready in 10-15mins, whereas the larger stars took a little longer.

I purchased my cookie cutters from one of those cheap bric a brac stores. Their performance far outweighed that of my expensive aluminium cookie cutters and they came in a pack of 5 for $2.50!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Tell us what you love about this recipe!

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  1. Amy Baxter

    Ooh they look great Alyse! I’m definitely going to make those ?

  2. Alyse Co-cliff

    Thanks Amy! Let me know how you go 🙂


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I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.