I don’t think anything is more synonymous with the festive season than the smell of warm spices … That incredible aroma that seems to imbue itself in everything and waft ever so tantalisingly through crisp, chilly air hinting that somewhere just ahead there is a warm glass of mulled wine and some form of delicious treat.
As you can probably tell from that introduction I am quite a big fan of gingerbread but have yet to find a good ‘healthified’ alternative (cue the apron donning and kitchen experimentations 🙂 )
A classic recipe will call for flour, butter, lots of sugar, usually molasses or treacle as well, making it entirely inaccessible to my taste buds, but how to replicate that incredible flavour sensation without any of those ingredients?! Well without blowing my own trumpet I’m starting to feel like a bit of an old hat now and this paired down version is just as delightful in my book!
You still get that rich warming flavour of spices, a hint of treacle-y sweetness and a natural nuttiness from the oats to tie it all together. I’ve chosen to decorate these as little edible festive gifts but the recipe is just as divine if the biscuits are left plain.