Sugar Free Ginger Biscuits (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

These low-carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free ginger biscuits are made with wholesome ingredients. With their balance of soft and fluffy textures, in under 30 minutes, you can enjoy a delicious snack.

a stack of 3 sugar free spiced biscuits

A ginger nut is up there as one of my favourite biscuits. Sadly this recipe doesn’t quite have the lovely snap you get when using refined sugar and wheat flour but this healthier, sugar and gluten free recipe certainly delivers that warm wonderful spice in a delicious soft cookie.

These delightful ginger biscuits come together in under 30 minutes and use a handful of ingredients you might already have on hand. They use a combination of ground almonds or almond flour for a nutty depth and oat flour for a touch of heartiness. This is one of my favourite flour combinations for biscuits and cookies.  Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda give them a lovely rise, while a good dose of ground ginger adds that warming, hearty kick. These yummy cookies are a perfect companion to a cup of tea or coffee and they bring a cosy vibe to any occasion.

What’s even better is that these low carb biscuits have been adapted specifically to support diabetes management. Thanks to some clever ingredient swaps they are only 3gs of countable carbs! Whether you’re following a keto diet, managing blood sugar levels, or simply looking for a wholesome biscuit, this recipe is a winner.

Read on to discover some great ideas for decorating these biscuits and transforming them for Halloween and Christmas time!

closeup of a ginger spiced biscuit

Why You’ll Love low carb gingerbread cookies:

Not only are these sugar-free ginger biscuits delicious, but they’re also a great source of healthy fats and fibre from the ground almonds/almond flour and oat flour. This winning combination helps keep you feeling satisfied and promotes healthy blood sugar levels.

  • Healthy and Delicious: Made with wholesome ingredients and natural sweeteners, these healthy cookies are a great source of fibre, making them perfect for a satisfying snack.
  • Gluten-Free:
  • Keto-Friendly: With minimal net carbs, these biscuits are a great option for those following a ketogenic diet.
  • Easy to Make: No fancy ingredients or complicated steps here! This recipe comes together quickly and easily, making it perfect for busy weeknights or weekend baking sessions.
spiced ginger biscuits in a bowl

A Deliciously Diabetic-Friendly Treat

These healthy ginger cookies are packed with flavour and made with wholesome ingredients, they’re perfect for anyone looking for a healthier option when it comes to their biscuit break.

Traditional ginger biscuits can be loaded with sugar, making them less ideal for those watching their blood sugar levels. But fear not! These sugar-free biscuits offer a delicious solution. This ginger cookie recipe also replaces traditional all purpose flour with a combination of almond flour and oat flour. This swap not only reduces the carbohydrate content but also adds a delightful nutty richness to the biscuits.

The sugar gets swapped for xylitol, a natural sweetener that delivers sweetness without the blood sugar spike. These simple changes allow you to enjoy the warmth and comfort of ginger biscuits without compromising your health goals.

Xylitol – The Sweet Secret

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol with a low glycemic index (GI) and doesn’t cause dramatic spikes in blood glucose levels. For us, this ingredient has become an integral part of our diabetes management toolkit in replacing refined sugar in our baking. It means the whole family can enjoy a sweet treat whilst blood sugars remain steady. Each serving contains only 3g of countable carbs, making them a great choice for diabetes management.

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And if you would like to read more on sugar substitutes and diabetes then make sure to read this post.

Sugar Substitutes and Diabetes Management

The world of sugar substitutes and type 1 diabetes can be confusing. This guide explores substitutes in the UK and diabetes management

Ingredients for sugar free ginger biscuits

Ground almonds/ almond flour

  • Great gluten-free option
  • This flour adds a lovely nutty flavour and is a great no carb-count option for cakes and biscuits
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Oat Flour

  • A great source of dietary fibre and is higher in protein and healthy fat than most other grains. It also boasts a rich nutritional profile
  • You can find a list of my recommended products that I use on my shop page!

Baking Powder & Bicarb of Soda

  • Essential for adding air and lightness to your bakes

Xylitol

  • A 1:1 sugar replacement. But you could use any sweetener of your choice. Just make sure to adjust quantities as the sweetness levels vary between them as I explain here.
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Eggs

  • A key component to any bake and should be free-range if you can

Butter

  • Helps to bind the ingredients

Ground ginger and mixed spice

  • Adds all the flavour to these biscuits
  • Brings warmth and a little spicy bite

ingredients for sugar free spiced ginger biscuits

Equipment Needed

Spatula / Mixing spoon

Measuring Spoon

Mixing Bowl

Weighing Scales

Baking Tray

Cooling Rack

Cookie Scoop

How to make sugar free ginger biscuits

Creating these delightful ginger biscuits is a breeze, requiring just a few simple steps and minimal ingredients. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a batch of mouthwatering, sugar-free treats that are perfect for those looking to enjoy the warm and cosy flavours of spiced ginger and mixed spices.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.

a bowl of dry ingredients and a jug with wet ingredients for spiced ginger biscuits

Step 2

In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients and clementine zest if you’re using it

With the wet ingredients, in a separate bowl gently melt the butter in the microwave. Then add the eggs to the butter mixture and whisk

ginger biscuit dough

Step 3

Add the wet mixture to your dry and mix using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula to combine into a soft dough

ginger biscuit dough balls on a baking tray and a cookie scoop

Step 4

Using a small cookie scoop, create 12 equal-sized cookie dough balls (Each ball weighs approx 40g) and place them on your prepared baking sheet.

flattened unbaked sugar free spiced biscuits

Step 5

Flatten and lightly press the biscuits to form circles.

Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits have a light golden colour.

Step 6

Leave the biscuits to completely cool on the tray then transfer them to a cooling wrack

See below for decorating ideas

How can I decorate these biscuits for Halloween or Christmas?

The adaptability of these low carb cookies for the holiday season is part of their charm. Here a couple of ideas of how I like to decorate these biscuits for particular holidays, Halloween and Christmas.

For a cute Halloween biscuit, you can use sugar free icing to create mummy or ghost-like designs.

I use the powdered xylitol by Bonraw for this. And the great part is that we don’t have to carb count it!

a mummy spiced ginger biscuit decorated with powdered xylitol icing and 2 eyes
Christmas spiced biscuit with sugar free icicng, melted chocolate and gold stars

For sparkly Christmas cookies,  use some sugar-free icing, a little melted dark chocolate and some gold edible stars.

You could also create snowflake patterns with the icing or just dip half the biscuit in dark melted chocolate and then decorate with stars.

Just let your creativity go wild!

Storing your sugar-free gingerbread cookies

These sugar-free ginger biscuits can be stored in a few ways, depending on how long you want them to stay fresh:

Room Temperature (for a few days) – The simplest way to store these biscuits is in an airtight container at room temperature. This is perfect if you plan to enjoy them within a couple of days of baking.

Refrigerator (for up to a week) – For slightly longer storage, you can store the biscuits in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This can help them stay fresh for up to a week.

Freezer (for up to 3 months) – If you want to make a big batch or enjoy them throughout the holiday season, you can freeze the baked cookies. Once the cookies have cooled completely, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag, making sure to remove as much air as possible. They will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Then Thaw and Enjoy! – When you’re ready to enjoy a frozen biscuit, simply take it out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Diabetes Note

These Sugar-Free Ginger Biscuits offer a delicious and diabetic-friendly alternative. Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol, replaces refined sugar, minimising blood sugar spikes. Almond flour adds healthy fats for satiety and slows carb absorption, while oat flour provides fibre for further blood sugar regulation.

Remember, portion control is key. Enjoy these biscuits in moderation as part of your diabetic management

Carb Counting

The overall carb count for each individual biscuit (no decoration) based on the ingredients we would count for is:

50g of Oat Flour = 30 g of carbs

Divide this by the serving size, 12 – 30/12 = 3g of carb per biscuit


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Sugar Free Ginger Biscuits

Sugar Free Ginger Biscuits

Recipe by Michelle

Savour in the goodness of this low-carb, gluten and sugar-free ginger biscuits! Enjoy the perfect balance of soft and fluffy textures ready in under 30 minutes.

Course: Sweet treatsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
5.0 from 3 votes
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 200 g 200 ground almonds/almond flour

  • 50 g 50 oat flour

  • 1 tsp 1 baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 bicarbonate of soda

  • 60 g 60 xylitol

  • 60 g 60 butter, melted

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 3 tsp 3 ground ginger

  • 1 tsp 1 mixed spice

  • 1 small 1 tangerine or clementine, zest only (optional)

  • Optional Decoration
  • 75 g 75 powdered xylitol for icing

  • 50 g 50 melted chocolate

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan and prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients and clementine zest if you’re using it
  • In a separate bowl gently melt the butter in the microwave. Then add the 2 eggs and whisk
  • Add the wet mixture to your dry and mix to combine into a soft dough
  • Using a small cookie scoop, create 12 equal-sized balls (Each ball weighed approx 40g) and place them on your prepared baking tray.
  • Flatten and lightly press the biscuits to form circles
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits have a light golden colour.
  • Leave them to completely cool on the tray then transfer them to a cooling wrack

Equipment

Tips and Notes

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
  • If icing the biscuits mix your powdered xylitol with a little water to your desired consistency and melt the chocolate gently in the microwave.
  • Diabetes Note -The overall carb count for each individual biscuit (no decoration) based on the ingredients we would count for is 3g of countable carbs. See above for more
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4 responses to “Sugar Free Ginger Biscuits (Low Carb, Gluten Free)”

  1. Jamuna avatar

    Hello, I would like to simple sugar-free oat biscuits. how could I buy ? I will try.Thanks

    1. Michelle Rorke avatar

      Hello Jamuna. I’m afraid that I don’t sell food I just share recipes so thta you can make them yourself. I hope you do and enjoy them. Thanks Michelle

  2. Cath avatar

    Made for early Christmas 2023, for my type-1 diabetic brother. Didn’t add icing or chocolate; these were fine just plain.

    1. Michelle avatar

      Hi Cath. Great to hear they were enjoyed as a plain biscuit!

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