Golden Ginger & Turmeric Cookies (vegan and gluten free)

I made these little golden warming cookies the other day as a client was coming over for a day of food styling. I thought it would be nice to welcome them with a lovely just baked, deliciously warm and gooey cookies.

And these are pretty special as they contain fresh ginger and turmeric. Yes, fresh turmeric with its rich golden colour and amazing anti inflammatory properties. But don’t worry if you can’t find fresh as ground is also amazing and will give the same colour and benefits – They taste absolutely delicious!

 

Lovely crunchy cookies with gorgeous warming spices and did I mention the other wholesome ingredients? Ground almonds, mixed seeds, oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, lots of spices and 1 banana and a little coconut honey for sweetness.

My clients loved them thankfully which is always an brilliant test! I hope you do to…
Love Niki xx

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Info

 

  10 - 12 biscuits servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  25 minutes cook time

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cups organic gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds (I used a mix of sunflower, pumpkin and linseed and sesame )
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut- I used Coconut Merchant
  • Pinch pink salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  •  3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 knob fresh ginger – grated
  • 1 tsp fresh turmeric grated or 11/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  •  1 ripe bananas mashed
  •  1/3 cup coconut honey (or maple syrup/rice malt syrup)- I used Coconut Merchant
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil – I used Coconut Merchant
  •  2 tbsp almond butter

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to gas Mark 5
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan (low heat) and then pour into a separate bowl, add in the banana’s, coconut honey, almond butter, fresh ginger and turmeric – mix to combine everything.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix really well to combine everything.
  5. Shape the mix into balls and pop them onto a lined baking tray (I rub with a little coconut to  stop them sticking).
  6. Bake for aprox 20-25 minutes until slightly brown on the outside.

23 Comments

  1. kathryn on November 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

    These are amazing, we loved them so much, I’ve ordered some fresh turmeric and can’t wait to bake them. Thank you for a wonderful day Nikki Xxx

    • Niki on November 20, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Yay!
      So glad you liked them lovely.
      Let me know what you think
      Lots of love
      Niki xxxxx

      • Pam S. on January 1, 2019 at 6:19 pm

        Can u please tell me if u can buy all the ingredients in Tesco’s or Asda super market and if u have any idear on how much it will cost to buy all u need to make the biscuits.

        • Niki on January 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

          Hi Pam
          I haven’t costed it but the ingredients are readily available in most supermarkets
          Much love
          Niki xx

  2. Vanessa on November 15, 2016 at 3:48 am

    What temperature is gas mark 5?

    • Niki on November 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hey Vanessa
      Sorry about that.
      It’s 190c
      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  3. Janine on November 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Such a great idea to add turmeric in Cookies. What is Coconut Merchant??? xoxo Janine

    • Niki on November 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Hey lovely!
      Thanks hon, coconut merchant is a brand of coconut products(my fav).
      Love Niki xx

  4. Kristine on March 17, 2017 at 12:25 am

    These look great and I really want to try them, but what is mixed spice? That is not something I’m familiar with in America. Also wondering how much a “knob of ginger” equals. Thanks so much.

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Hey Kristine
      I’m so glad you like them!
      If you can’t find mixed spice don’t worry, they will still be delicious.
      And a thumb size of ginger
      Love Niki xx

  5. Janette on June 11, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Is mixed spice the same as all-spice?

    • Niki on July 15, 2017 at 4:47 am

      Hi Janette
      It’s not quite the same, but all spice will work perfectly here.

      Best wishes
      Niki xxx

  6. Elle Stocks on July 10, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Hi, I have made the cookies but they are just crumbling! I cannot even roll them into balls, they seem really oily 🙁

    • Niki on July 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Elle
      Sorry to hear that. I’ve made them many times and I haven’t had this issue. I’m really sorry to hear you are having problems.
      I suggest adding more oats until the mix comes together.
      Fingers crossed

      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  7. Melanie on July 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I make almond milk once a week and then I use the left over pulp to make these yummy biscuits. I don’t tolerate oats so use quinoa flakes. I love the taste of chai so I have been adding cardamon seeds and some cloves – yum. I have also been known to throw in cranberries, walnuts, cacao nibs. I make a batch of these biscuits every week now and we loooove them. So quick and easy and they taste amazing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, we love them.

    • Niki on July 15, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Hi Melanie
      So happy that you love them! Your additions sound amazing, giving me lots of ideas!

      Love & hugs Niki xxx

  8. Katherine on August 1, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Hi Nikki,

    I loved these GInger & Tumeric cookies (specially as they are vegan and gluten free). And I would also really love to feature it in our website Greenthickies.com. With your permission of course. Would it be all right if I used one of these images? I will not post the actual recipe and its contents, but just an image and title and the link back to your post.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 10:18 am

      So glad you like them! And of course, my pleasure.
      Love, Niki xx

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  10. Victor Cronin on April 24, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Just finding this now and it sounds like an excellent treat for those in my own support group that are battling Cancer 🙂
    Even the Maple Syrup can act as a *Trojan Horse* to draw the cancer cells to the Turmeric, Ginger, seeds, and with the
    addition of walnut pieces, we have a delicious winner!

    • Niki on May 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Victor. Really glad you approve.
      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  11. Marilyn on September 16, 2018 at 5:58 am

    I made these and love them so much!! My notes:

    – Ground whole almonds in a food processor. So quick

    – Forgot to put the coconut in BUT i put it on top of them about halfway through baking and this worked out nicely. I was using large coconut flakes and had lots of browned flakes on my sheet after which I enjoyed. Most likely due to the lack of dessicated coconut in the
    batter, I had trouble forming the mixture into balls initially. I added coconut flour in small amounts to help firm it up.

    – Didn’t have a fresh banana on hand but had frozen sliced banana. I microwaved about 2 banana’s worth for about a minute and drained the excess liquid. I personally love the results I get from microwaved frozen banana… it sounds weird but it seems to make things super moist. It is also SO easy to mash

    – Used just chia & black sesame seeds for the seeds

    – Used maple syrup instead of honey (I read that baking honey is toxic??)

    – The bottoms were burnt but not to the point that they weren’t enjoyable. I used coconut oiled foil, but parchment paper might be better

    – Went heavy on the fresh ginger, and minced it because grating was a hassle

    – Used about a tbsp of ground turmeric

    – Allspice instead of mixed spice

    This is a really great recipe. I don’t feel sick after eating these as I would with other baked goods. Excellent dairy-free, flourless, eggless and refined sugar-free recipes are hard to come by so thank you!!

    • Niki on October 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much for your recipe notes Marilyn!
      Great suggestions
      Xx

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