Gingerbread bites

These tasty, all-natural nibbles from sports nutritionist James Collins make a speedy snack and energy boost for on-the-go runners

  • Prep:20 mins
    No cook
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 204
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 22g
  • sugars 22g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0g


  • 330g pitted dates
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g ground almonds, plus extra if needed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 80g flaked almonds
  • 80g pecans, roughly chopped


  1. Blend the dates and vanilla extract using a food processor or stick blender with 2 tbsp water. Add the ground almonds and spices and pulse until combined. You may need to add extra ground almonds, 1 tsp at a time, to firm them up.

  2. Fold through the flaked almonds and pecans. Empty onto a greased baking tray and press until flat and even. Chill in the fridge until set.

  3. Turn out onto a chopping board and cut into bite-sized pieces.

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