Some holiday baking

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There’s nothing like a bit of holiday baking to get you in the spirit!! Especially since we find it a bit hard to get in the spirit over here, what with the sub tropic temperatures and everything. Alas, only thirteen more days to bask in the sunshine before heading home sweet home for hopefully a white Christmas!

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Vegan, gluten free Ginger snaps:

Dry ingredients:

2 1/4 cups flour (I used buckwheat and Amaranth, any would do though)
1/8 cup almond or hazelnut meal
1 1/2 TBS ginger powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nut meg
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

1 TBS grated ginger
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil (room temp, not totally melted)
1 TBS brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
Dash salt

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients and mix together until a firm-ish but sticky dough forms.

Roll into balls, press down with fork and sprinkle with a tiny bit of raw sugar and a teeny tiny bit of sea salt.

Bake in a moderate oven for about ten minutes.

Once cooled, Store in the fridge.

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Rice Krispy squares!!

I never actually ate these much as a kid but I know they were quite popular. I don’t know how similar they are to the real marshmallow/butter/white rice bubble version because as I said I never was a rice krispy expert but they taste good, they’re healthy and they satisfy a sweet craving!

Ingredients:
4 cups gluten-free brown rice cereal
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup brown rice syrup or honey 1/3 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Mix the cereal with the flax
Meal (what’s up sneaky omega and fibre!!) and set aside.
In a small saucepan heat the sweetener and nut butter until liquidy. Add the vanilla and pour over the cereal. Mix with a wooden spoon until all the cereal is coated. Press into a pan and chill for at least an hour.

To take them to the next yum factor level, drizzle with melted dark chocolate or caramel sauce.

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Happy Christmas Baking!!!

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