Ginger and nuts biscuits – V + GF

As you know Valentine’s Day is coming and I thought that making biscuits would be a great idea to surprise your lover! I  got it, he loved! After all, is there any better spice for this day than ginger?

Attention, these biscuits are rustic but full of flavor and texture. With this recipe I made 40 hearts (they are small).

You will need:

  • Ginger powder – 2 tablespoons;10
  • Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon;
  • Dried fruits (I used walnuts and brazil nuts, 100 grams each);
  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon;
  • Flour – 180 grams (I used the chickpea flour, but in the original recipe it was rice or buckwheat);
  • 95 ml maple syrup;
  • 95 ml water + bowl to get your hands wet;

Let’s start!

Heat your oven to 200 degrees or to 180 degree, if  ventilated. Put the nuts in the food processor long enough to create a granulated flour. If you want the grain smaller, continue to grind until it forms a fine flour. 

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix to form a viscous dough.

Prepare two trays with parchment paper or put coconut oil on them. 

Time to get your hands dirty! As the dough is very viscous I used my hands to form balls and to flatten them. Once you have the thickness you want, use a shape (in this case, a heart) and cut all the dough. It gives some work, because you will need to wet your hands, in order to the the dough do not grab on them so much.

When all the cookies are already in your trays, put them in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Tip: As soon as the biscuits are crispy outside remove them or keep them in the oven (off) – it will maintain the moist inside. 

If you want a more elaborate biscuit you can melt dark chocolate and cover only half of the heart, and put grated coconut shavings on top.

Warning: the kitchen and surroundings will smell wonderful, enjoy!

Enjoy your food!