Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies with Pumpkin Fluff

photo credit:www.inhabitots.comWhat’s more festive than gingerbread? This recipe is great for hostess gifts, kid parties, cookie exchanges, pair it with out Holiday Eggnog recipe from last year and you’ve got yourself the a guilt-free dessert you can indulge in without compromising your waistline!

My daughter got my phone and deleted my fun picture of my gingerbread men, diving into the bowl of pumpkin fluff. 😦 So sorry I don’t have my own picture! But I guarantee you won’t have time to take one because they’ll go so fast! I’ve actually got my own hidden stash. Shhh!

Makes around 2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar in the raw or coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 drops Cinnamon oil or ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 drops Ginger oil or ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 drops Clove oil  or ¼ tsp ground clove
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup cacao powder

Directions:

Preheat  oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk all dry ingredients into a bowl. Combine wet ingredients into a separate bowl and mix. Add dry and wet ingredients on low-speed until combined. Dust a clean surface with a handful of flour, put dough on top, and roll out. Take a cookie cutter and cut out shapes. Lay down wax paper on a baking sheet. Place cut outs on the wax paper. Bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from paper and let cool.

Make fluff for dipping or you could even use it as icing!

Healthy Pumpkin Fluff

  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs honey or agavephoto credit: www.liluna.com
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

Mix all ingredients together in a metal bowl, beat or whisk until it thickens to desired consistency

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies with Pumpkin Fluff

  1. What a great recipe and resource! I don’t worry too much about gluten, but I have a couple of friends for whom this is very important. I had been thinking that I wouldn’t bake for them, but I think this would be a fun recipe. The pumpkin fluff really looks nice. I’m going to be thinking of the many ways I might enjoy serving that. It sounds fantastic! 🙂

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