Guest recipe by Alison Murry of Om Nom Ally
Ally is a student naturopath and an advocate of real food diets. Through her website Ally promotes whole-health wellness with wholefood recipes and natural remedies. She also runs the Smoothie OTW community event promoting the consumption of real food, beverage recipes.
Serves 8 – 12
Raw. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegan. Refined Sugar Free.
15 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in water to soften
1 cup almond meal
1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and grated
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla powder
a little water (if needed)
Line two dehydrator trays with teflex sheets or baking paper. Drain the dates, reserving a little of the soaking water.
Add all ingredients into the bowl of a blender or food processor and process until mixture forms a ‘dough’. Add a little of the reserved soaking water to help the dough come together if necessary.
Turn dough onto a flat surface and either roll out and use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men, or place cookie cutter on prepared dehydrator trays and push dough into cookie cutter to make gingerbread men shapes before removing cutter and repeating.
Dehydrate at 110F for 12 hours or until desired consistency. At the time recommended the cookies will be firm, yet chewy. Makes 8-12 depending on size of cutter.