Gingernut Biscuits

I grew up dunking hard gingernut biscuits in hot drinks … Ultimate comfort food!

When William was really little and we’d go to visit his grandparents, he’d want to copy us and ‘dunk’ too. We found a pretty decent substitute in the Leda brand of gingernut … But they have a lot of sugar and they are quite expensive… And on the whole I always prefer to make my own if at all possible.

He’s still a keen dunker!


So I’ve been playing around with a ginger bikkie to dunk into our afternoon cuppa … And this seems to be the winner!!

  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour OR 1 cup plain GF flour mix plus 1/2 tsp psyllium
  • 1 tsp GF baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 80g coconut sugar
  • Pinch pink salt
  • 2 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 60g nuttelex/vegan butter, room temperature
  • 30g maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chick peas)

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and use a whisk to combine evenly (speed 4, 10 seconds)

Add in the Nuttelex, syrup and aquafaba and use a wooden spoon to mix well and bring together to a stiff dough (speed 4, 8 seconds, scrape down and repeat).


Make small balls of the mixture (about 1 teaspoon full). Place on to a lined baking tray and press down gently.


Place into a preheated 150 C oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.


The bikkies will still be slightly soft when you remove them from the oven but will harden on cooling. Leave on the tray for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Makes about 24, and they store well for about a week in an airtight container.

Enjoy…. And happy dunking!


4 thoughts on “Gingernut Biscuits

  1. these look fab!! I’m Just keen to know if you are using the aquafaba in place of an egg? I can’t use that because we are low fodmap. Do you think an egg would do the same or am I on the wrong track. Thank you 😊

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