The taste of gingerbread immediately takes us to Christmastime.
Gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, ginger snaps… how is it that our favorite holiday memories are so closely intertwined with tastes?
You may have believed that adopting a paleo lifestyle meant saying goodbye to those favorite holiday treats, because we all know that the amount of processed flour and granulated white sugar in just the roof of a gingerbread house is enough to make you never want to make a gingerbread house again.
Unless… there was a way to have that same gingerbread flavor, paleo style.
That’s exactly what we dreamt up and made. Our gingerbread almond butter is made of the most simple and pure ingredients possible: made solely from almonds, there’s nothing buttery about our almond butter, aside from its smooth and luxurious texture (with a bit of almond crunch). To create the perfect gingerbread flavor, we included all natural ingredients like maple sugar, sea salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and of course, ginger -- making it an almond butter reminiscent of holidays past, but without the artificial flavors or preservatives.
The dessert possibilities are endless with the purity of our gingerbread almond butter. If you want to take it beyond just a spoonful or seven of the almond butter straight and get your holiday apron on, here are a couple of our favorite recipes. Your holiday gingerbread cravings are about to be seriously satisfied!
- No Bake Gingerbread Almond Butter Bars
The taste of the gingerbread almond butter alone is enough to tickle your tastebuds, but we know that the memory of the doughy texture of a gingerbread man cookie leaves something to be wanted. We love the recipe by the Beaming Baker, which calls for one cup of natural almond butter - we simply substitute our gingerbread almond butter! The recipe only needs four simple ingredients: ½ cup coconut flour, ½ cup + 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and one cup paleo vegan chocolate chips to make the chocolate cover.
- Paleo Gingerbread Almond Butter Cookies
Don’t forget some gingerbread cookies for Santa! We love this recipe by DIY Candy for anytime of the year. Including simple ingredients such as eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut flour, and coconut sugar, it’s a treat of purity. They have step by step instructions with pictures. Just make one amendment: Unless you like extra ginger flavor, no need to add ginger when you substitute Base Culture Gingerbread almond butter for the almond butter the recipe calls for!
Fun challenge: Use rectangle and square cookie cutters to create wall and roof-like shapes, and stick them together using the gingerbread almond butter as the glue for a makeshift gingerbread house!
Year round, Base Culture makes sure that you don’t have to sacrifice any of your favorite foods or desserts in your efforts to eat purely paleo.