Christmas is around the corner, and one can really see it: recipes for delicious and lovely Christmas treats are all around, and it’s so hard to resist not to try them all out, ha. Luckily there has been time for some Christmas baking already: I made the most lovely gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free Christmas Date Cake (with sweet potato!), some porridges with Christmas spices and of course these easy, delicious, gluten-fee and dairy-free Christmas Cookies.
The year has indeed been truly busy: we’re still not back home after some water pipe damage in September, and since then we’ve moved our stuff from place to place. This combined with two busy entrepreneurs and a baby makes one rushed life, I can tell you. Anyways, I’ve always been a great fan of quick and easy recipes and meal solutions, but nowadays even more due to the lack of time, so you can trust me when I tell you: these Christmas Cookies are very easy to prepare!
I developed this recipe for Risenta, and to make the cookies even easier, I decided to use their muesli as a base for the cookies. The muesli has plenty of figs and raisins, so it’s actually perfect for Christmas baking! I mixed the muesli with coconut flakes, Christmas spices, honey (vegans: just use maple syrup instead) and banana, baked them until crispy (but still soft inside). They turned out so, so nice, and as a bonus delicious scents of Christmas spices lingered everywhere as the cookies were baking – lovely.
The raw chocolate brings the cookies to perfection: after all, they wouldn’t be Christmas cookies without some chocolate, right?
Wishing you lovely waiting for Christmas,
Lovely Christmas Cookies (gluten and dairy free)
2 dl Risenta’s glutenfree muesli with raisins and figs
1,5 dl finely shredded coconut
0,5 dl virgin coconut oil (melted)
0,5 dl honey (vegans: maple syrup)
1 Tbsp coconut milk (or other plant based milk etc)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1,5 tsp ginger bread spice mix
0,5 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
hint of salt
1 ripe banana
dark milk free / raw chocolate
1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees.
2. Mash the banana, and mix together with rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
3. Place a parchment sheet on a baking tray, and make cookies with a spoon. Pat the cookies firm.
4. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until the cookies are done.
5.Let the cookies cool down properly. When the cookies have cooled down, melt the chocolate and decorate the cookies.
6. Ready – enjoy the Christmas flavors!