My husband is a happy camper. At least that’s what I force him to say 😉 Because exactly like last year I made him an Advent Calendar filled with tasty and healthy treats. Remember the Christmas Sweets from last year? Well this year I came up with three brand new flavors: Fruity Gingerbread – also known as “Printe” in Germany -, Nougat Mocha – also known as “holy shit are they good” – and Chocolate Hazelnut which taste a bit like Hanuta 🙂 Do my not German readers know Hanuta?
I’ll make this a little Advent series and give you one of those recipes every now and then until Christmas. Today we start with the most German of the three, the paleo and vegan version of a Printe. Hope you enjoy!
Fruity Gingerbread Christmas Bites
- 1/2 cup soft prunes
- 1 cup pecan nuts you can sub for almonds
- 1 tbsp coconut flour you can sub for almond flour
- 1 tbsp gingerbread spices
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- Put the prunes and salt into your food processor and mix on a high intensity until smooth. They should come out as a chewy thick paste.
- Now add the pecans and pulse again until the nuts are almost completely ground
- Add the coconut flour, cinnamon and gingerbread spice and mix until well combined
- Now pour the dough into a large bowl and knead with your hands until a big ball forms
- Take small portions out of the big ball and form little ones
- Let set in the fridge for about 1h
Store airtight in the fridge or outside. They will be much harder when cold. I love this recipe as it is vegan, paleo, grain free and dairy free and you don’t have to bake it. Perfect for a quick sweet craving in between, for breakfast, as a gift or in my case in a healthy Advent calendar.
I am linking up with Laura again today! Let’s find out what kind of #strangebutgood recipes the other bloggers came up with 😀
Have a nice weekend lovelies!
These look amazing! Can I ask what the spices are that make up gingerbread spices?? It’s not a mix I can get made up in the UK!
The colosest homemade recipe I could find consists of 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsps ground cinnamon,1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp ground cloves & 1 tsp ground nutmeg. Add a sprinkle of cardamom, ground fennel seed and dried orange zests to have a deeper and richer flavor but you should also be alright without those additions.
Oh my god, no gingerbread spice? How do you survive the advent time???
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Okay, I’m accepting your offer and moving in as chef…but I want an advent calendar for every single day.
We can make this part of the contract 😉
Ummmm… YES! I’ll take this over actual gingerbread any day. Balls > gingerbread. 😉
😀 a winner in my books! Love your attitude 😉
Hanuta is amazing!!!! Puts all other wafer biscuits to shame!
Love date balls too….we usually make lemon blueberry but we’ve definitely got to make your version for this Christmas!
Yesssss! Though I actually never liked the whaffel. But the filling…. <3
Lemon blueberry sounds amazing! Do you have a recipe?