Inspired living

Gingerbread Biscuits Recipe

Gluten-Free Gingerbread People Biscuits with Dried Currants Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

Run! Run as fast as you can! These wickedly good gingerbread men won’t last long on the table. No weekend platter would be complete without these classic biscuits. The best part is while they are being baked your house will fill with an inviting biscuit aroma, ready for arriving guests.

Makes: 8 biscuits



  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • 1½ tsp stevia powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp ground or fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp soda water
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Dried currants, to decorate
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C and grease baking tray.
  2. In bowl, stir together almond meal, stevia, salt, ginger, other spices and soda water.
  3. Warm almond butter slightly and mix with eggs and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
  4. Add to almond meal mixture and mix well.
  5. Roll mixture to desired thickness and, using gingerbread man cutter, cut shapes.
  6. Decorate with currants.
  7. Place well-spaced on baking paper on prepared tray.
  8. Bake until crisp and golden, about 15–20 mins.
  9. Cool a little on tray before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.