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Gluten Free Kruidnoten

Kruidnoten is a popular biscuit traditional eaten during Sinterklaas, the Dutch celebration of the name day of Saint Nicholas, which is celebrated on the 6th December. These beautiful little cookies are a spice sensation with a proper Christmas feel, our version has been made gluten free and is also dairy free and vegan.

Added 1st December 2018
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • FODMAP Friendly FODMAP Friendly
  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly
  • Vegan Vegan


Speculaas Spice Mix
2tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp ground cloves
1/4tsp ground ginger
1/4tsp nutmeg
1/4tsp ground aniseed (optional)
1/8tsp white pepper

300g gluten free self raising flour
120g dark brown sugar
Pinch salt
Speculaas mix
100g sunflower spread
6tsp water
  • Preparation Time: 15 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 Mins
  • This recipe makes 80-100 biscuits

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Combine all the spices together for the Speculaas spice mix and set aside.

2. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and spices together in a bowl.

3. Add the sunflower spread to the flour mix and lightly mix in with you fingers, add in some of the water and gently bring together with your fingers, add in more water until you get a soft but slightly sticky mixture, 6tsp should get you to the right consistency but you may need a little more or less.

4. Grease and line a baking tray, preheat oven to gas mark 4.

5. Break of pieces of dough and roll into balls about half in inch big, just about the size of a marble. Place on the baking tray, you can put them about a centimetre apart, they don't spread too much. Press down lightly to flatten, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. You should get 80-100 cookie treats from the mixture.

6. Leave to cool and store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information (Per biscuit)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
24 4g 0g 1g 2g 0g

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