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To give you a glimpse into Little Cooks Co delicious recipes they have kindly given us this festive treat to try at home. Follow the 9 easy steps perfectly adapted for children.

Little Cooks Co Gingerbread Muffins! - Keep this recipe to hand will want to make it again and again!

You will need the following:

12 hole muffin tray

Food processor/blender

Mixing bowl and small bowl

Wooden spoon




Tasty Tip: Store in Tupperware straight after cooking to keep them fresh! They will last 4-5 days


  • 80g butter or coconut oil
  • 100g honey
  • 130g Greek yoghurt (or diary free alternative)
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml hot water
  • 80g pitted dates
  • 80g oat flour
  • 80g teff flour
  • 80g gram flour
  • 3tsp ginger
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Gingerbread men rice paper


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 170c (180c if not fan assisted).

  • STEP 2

    Soak the dates in 100ml of hot water in a small bowl for a few minutes

  • STEP 3

    Measure out 80g of butter or coconut oil and add it to a blender/food processor with the dates and hot water. Blitz until smooth

  • STEP 4

    Crack an egg into a large mixing bowl and whisk it with a fork or whisk

  • STEP 5

    Add the date mixture (which you made step 3), yoghurt and honey. Mix thoroughly

  • STEP 6

    Sieve all of the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl (oat flour, teff flour, gram flour and spices with the bicarbonate of soda) and stir until fully combined

  • STEP 7

    Lightly grease your muffin tray and then spoon the batter equally into each hole with a tablespoon

  • STEP 8

    Carefully cut our your edible rice paper gingerbread men and then either place them on top of your muffins before cooking or wait until the muffins are cooked, and make a small incision to stand them in

  • STEP 9

    Pop in the oven for 20 minutes but check after 15 minutes to make sure they aren’t going too brown (some ovens are hotter than others!)

Did you know...

Ginger is a flowering plant which originated in China. The root of the plant is what is most often used in cooking (including these muffins!). It is very healthy, and has been shown to help with tummy aches and sickness.

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