I love putting a new spin on old recipes for the holidays. Gingersnaps can seem a little ho-hum compared to other holiday cookies. But with a healthy dose of candied ginger and a little orange glaze, these are cookies you’ll be proud to serve to Santa! This is also the third and final post in a series using King Arthur Flour. For these cookies I used King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour. Non-yeast recipes are a great way to swap out regular flour for a gluten-free one. And the punch of ginger in this recipe from both ground and candied works really well, since we all know gluten-free baked goods need a little extra help in the flavor department.
More back-to-school/lunchbox ideas with these unusual but delicious cookies. An after school snack (or afternoon coffee break!) of chocolate chip cookies is both iconic and nostalgic. Who doesn’t want a cookie or three to look forward to and get them through the rest of the day? My daughter always wants a sweet treat in her lunchbox, so I use it as a way to sneak in some healthy goodness. Cookies are a great vehicle to “hide” healthy ingredients in. While these have butter, sugar and chocolate chips (because I want them to actually taste good!!), they are also full of whole wheat pastry flour, oats, almond meal and an extra dose of protein from pureed lentils, which I promise you can’t taste. And if gluten-free or nut allergies are a concern, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with substitute ideas at the bottom of the recipe.
It’s August here in Georgia and for my kids that means back to school. That also means early mornings of making breakfast and packing lunches. I’m always looking for quick and easy meals not only for them but for myself as well. I also love make ahead dishes that are just as good on day five as they were the day I made them. This is one of those recipes. I also love it because it allows for each person in your home to add their favorite toppings so that you never have to hear, “but I don’t like that!”. Cause who really wants to start the morning hearing those words? This recipe is also a great way to start your morning with whole grains, fiber and even a good source of protein. I actually used a nutrition app to plug in these ingredients and will share those nutrition facts at the bottom of the recipe.