Christmas can definitely be a time when food ‘rules’ and healthy habits go out the window. Look at any ‘traditional’ Christmas lunch table, and you’re likely to see a lot of meat, gravy, cakes, and the cheeseboard. There is of course an abundance of vegetables, but they’re often pushed to the side to make room for turkey, cocktail sausages or cauliflower doused in cheese.
This brief dietary change can mean we miss out on certain nutrients and all important gut-friendly fibre. Fibre keeps things ‘regular’, helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and feeds healthy gut bacteria – it might not be the sexiest aspect of food or nutrients, but it’s essential!
These biscuits are full of digestion-boosting spices like ginger, cinnamon and festive allspice, whilst the high-fibre oats and brown rice flour ensure keep the body running regularly. Quick to make and perfect for bringing with you on long journeys to visit far-away family, these biscuits are vegan and very low in fat and sugar too!
- 1 + 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 handful raisins
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- enough lukewarm water to form a ‘doughy’ consistency
Mix all ingredients other than the water together
Gradually pour in lukewarm water and stir, until the mixture becomes dough-like
If it becomes too wet, add more flour
Roll out with a slightly floured rolling pin
Cut into shapes
Bake in for 20-25 minutes or until firm and slightly browned
Leave to cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week