Gingerbread bites

Gingerbread bites

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins No cook


Makes 10 pieces

These tasty, all-natural nibbles from sports nutritionist James Collins make a speedy snack and energy boost for on-the-go runners

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per bite

  • kcal204
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0g
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  • 330g pitted dates



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g ground almonds, plus extra if needed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 80g flaked almonds
  • 80g pecans, roughly chopped
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  1. Blend the dates and vanilla extract using a food processor or stick blender with 2 tbsp water. Add the ground almonds and spices and pulse until combined. You may need to add extra ground almonds, 1 tsp at a time, to firm them up.

  2. Fold through the flaked almonds and pecans. Empty onto a greased baking tray and press until flat and even. Chill in the fridge until set.

  3. Turn out onto a chopping board and cut into bite-sized pieces.

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26th Feb, 2016
Can I use sultanas and raisins instead of dates.
16th Jul, 2015
Tasty and great for anyone who is wheat intolerant. My husband has a special diet and these made a great lunchbox sweet snack!
26th Feb, 2016
Can I use sultanas and raisins instead of dates.
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28th Apr, 2016
Unfortunately we don’t think you would get the same result if you swapped the dates for sultanas or raisins as dates a have a very distinctive pulpy texture when pureed.
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