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Gingerbread bites

Gingerbread bites

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • 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

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per bite
NutrientUnit
kcal204
fat10g
saturates1g
carbs22g
sugars22g
fibre2g
protein4g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 330g pitted dates
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g ground almonds , plus extra if needed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 80g flaked almonds
  • 80g pecans , roughly chopped

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 3

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

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2015

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