Updated: Apr 28
These healthy no bake gingerbread donuts are a quick and easy snack which taste like a gingerbread! Naturally paleo + vegan, these keto gingerbread protein bites are packed with protein and completely clean when you compare it to the packaged protein bars out there.
Texture wise, these no bake vanilla caramel gingerbread bites are chewy, soft + almost fudge-like. These bites are also loaded with antioxidants from the added ginger.
I aim to sweeten most desserts when needed, with Monk fruit syrup or the granulated version.
These healthy Vanilla Caramel Gingerbread bits are in fact key for when we get those unwanted food cravings.
Food cravings are very common. They’re difficult to ignore and typically manifest through an intense or urgent desire for a specific type of food — though the food desired will vary from person to person.
Food cravings can be brought on by a variety of factors. Therefore we want to focus our attention to our bodies physical and mental Q's when we get these unwanted food cravings.
I love adding macadamia nut flour in most no bake dessert dishes. Not only are macadamia nuts high in fiber, but they are a great source of antioxidants plus full of monounsaturated fats.
Macadamia nuts are low in carbs and sugar and have a moderate fiber content. This combination makes them unlikely to spike your blood sugar levels.
Adding Ginger, not only gives you that added antioxidants, but the high amount of ginger found in ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
The combination of the monounsaturated fats from the macadamia nut flour, with the added antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties from the ginger is the ultimate snack to outsmart those food cravings. Let us not forget that Ginger also lowers blood sugar levels.
Tahini gives it that finally creamy texture, full of vitamins and minerals and also high in polyunsaturated fats + monounsaturated fats, this is the ultimate anti-inflammatory snack.
Tahini is also high in Lignan sesame, a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radical damage.
To maximize protein availability, opt for hulled, roasted sesame seeds. The hulling and roasting processes reduce oxalates and phytates — compounds that hamper your digestion and absorption of protein.
VANILLA CARAMEL GINGERBREAD DONUTS
Yield: 18 Small Donuts or Balls
For the Ginger bread Donuts:
1/2 Cup hulled tahini paste
1/3 Cup Cashew nut butter
1/2 Cup of toasted coconut flakes
2 Tbsp Monk Fruit Syrup
1 Serving of Nuzest Kids Good Stuff Vanilla Caramel
1 Tsp ground ginger
1 Tsp cinnamon
1/3 Tsp mixed spice
1/2 Cup macadamia nut flour or almond flour
For the Cinnamon Ginger dust:
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Ginger powder
1 Tbsp Monk Fruit granulated sugar
1/2 Tsp mixed spice
Add your coconut flakes to your food processor, roughly chop until a finer texture is achieved. Start by adding all the ingredients for the donuts to the food processor and blend until you reach a dough like consistency.
In a small separate mixing bowl, add your Cinnamon Ginger dust ingredients and set aside. Remove the dough like mixture and scrape into a large bowl. Choose your mould, or you can make bite size balls by measuring with a spoon. You can start making whatever shape Gingerbread bites you want with the sticky dough mix. Once you have shaped out your gingerbread bites.
Pop it in the freezer for 40min to set.
Remove from the freezer and gently remove from the mould and lightly start dusting them with your Cinnamon Ginger dust ** This is optional, you don’t have to add the Cinnamon Ginger dust.
** If the Gingerbread mixture is too crumbly, you need to combine a little more tahini paste or cashew nut butter. If the mixture is too wet, please feel free to add a little more nut flour.
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