One of the main reasons why I love the holiday season are all those delicious spices, such as ginger, cinnamon and cloves. These vegan gingerbread bites are my latest obsession. They contain all I need in a delicious snack or sweet treat.
These bites are full with flavor, healthy fats, chewy and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. These bites are a bit like a ”bliss ball”, but then better. No sticky fingers while enjoying these bites, and I also think the flavor is much better thanks to all those wonderful holiday spices.
Did I already mention they are ridiculously easy to make?
These gingerbread bites are the best holiday snack/treat
While the holiday season is a great time to go all-in and make lavish cakes and pies, a quick, nourishing snack is what I often really need. And if a recipe is also delicious and easy to make, I’m super happy.
These gingerbread bites are great for on-the-go, but also to serve in a more festive way.
I presented these bites on the kitchen counter and they were all gone in less than an hour. They are SO good!
These cookies are so delicious and nutritious, I will make them all year round, without the maple syrup.
Vegan snacking has never been so delicious!
Wafer papers (oblaten) for baking
That is if I can find oblaten all year round. Last week, I found these round wafer paper discs* in Germany. I’m not sure if this is an exclusive German baking aid, but I love these paper waffles!
I’m not really doing these oblaten much justice with this simple recipe, but the end result is so delicious and that is all that matters, right?
If it is really hard to find these wafers/oblaten*, you can also make this recipe without it. I would still recommend to bake the bites briefly, even without the oblaten. You will not create a crispy outside, but because oblates do not add any flavor, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Also, the bites might be a bit sticky if you are not using the paper wafers. But I you are able to find these (in any shape), I would highly recommend using them for this recipe.
Vegan Gingerbread Bites
Like all of my recipes, these gingerbread bites are totally vegan. These bites are also free from oil and also gluten-free (check the package of your oats if you want to be sure).
And like all of my other recipes these bites are not sweetened with white refined sugar. For this recipe I used a combination of Medjool dates, blackstrap molasses* and just a tiny bit of maple syrup.
I have served this as an after-dinner treat, I enjoyed these bites as a mid-afternoon snack and my husband decided to eat a big batch for breakfast.
How to make Gingerbread Bites
These bites are super easy to make. All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a food processor (not the oblaten). Mix everything, roll into balls, place it between two oblaten, press gently and bake for about 5-10 minutes. That is it!
You made yourself a delicious big batch of gingerbread bites. Nourishing enough for a treat, snack, quick breakfast or to serve for the holiday season as a more nourishing alternative.
Are you craving more holiday treats?
Then you have to try these recipe as well:
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These vegan gingerbread bites are the best holiday treat! The crispy outside and the gingerbread filling, make these bites irresistible. These bites are a delicious holiday treat, a snack on-the-go or even a quick breakfast.
- 1 ½ (130 grams) walnuts and pecans (mixed)
- 1 cup packed (185 grams / about 8) soft pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup (100 grams) rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 pack oblaten/paper wafers (about 50)*
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ teaspoon all spice / piment
- ½ teaspoon macis (spice made from nutmeg kernel)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses*
Add the walnuts, pecans and oats to a food processor. Blend until well incorporated.
Add the pitted Medjool dates and process until you create a dough consistency.
Add in the other ingredients and process.
Wet your fingers and roll the mixture into small balls. I use a teaspoon to create balls more or less the same size.
Place each ball on a wafer paper and press lightly. Cover with another wafer paper. Continue until you have finished the entire mixture.
Place the bites in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-10 minutes or until the wafer papers are golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on the bites as the wafer paper can burn easily.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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