Do not wait until the holidays to make this treat! How good is this? Raw is even great! In the hotbox right now!

Recipe Directions

1. Mill the flax seed and pecans together into a fine flour (This is best done in the Vitamix dry jug, or by using a coffee mill; a food processor won’t get it fine enough on its own).

2. Pour the “flour,” saving just a little back for step 3, into a food processor.

3. Add the remaining ingredients. Process until a dark sticky ball is created.

4. Remove the ball from the processor and lay it out on a flat surface ready for rolling out. This is where you may need to use the flour you held back from step 2 as it might stick to the surface or rolling pin!

5. So lightly coat the board you are rolling on or the mixture itself in a fine dusting of flour and then roll out into a flat dough.

6. Using gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters, cut out your men and either leave plain or decorate, according to your preference.

7. Once finished, you can either eat as a “fresh” version which will be juicy and slightly chewy, or you can move to step 8 where you’ll need a dehydrator

8. Lay your men out on your dehydrator tray. No protective sheeting is required as the mixture isn’t runny.

9. Depending on how crunchy you want your men, dehydrate anything from a few hours to 24 hours. The full 24 hours at 100 Fahrenheit will give you crunchy men, so long as they are no more than 5 millimeters thick when they go in to dry.

Tip? Keep hands moist for final forming and do not forget the “reserved” flour “dust” like me.

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By drhall

Do not wait until the holidays to make this treat!

How good is this? Raw is even great! In the hotbox right now!

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Hi, Is it 1 cup of flax and 1 cup of pecans "before" they are processed or after they are a fine flour? This is exactly what I'm craving! :)

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Hi Raw - yep, 1 cup of Flax Flour was used as I was out of flax seed. The pecans, I substituted Walnuts, whole, before using the little Salton nut grinder.

The taste testers asked for more Ginger and more sweetner! (the walnuts probably caused that.)

(my grandson, and my daughter, who think I am crazy for going ... au Natural)

also I used Hodgson Mill Flax Seed (supplying 2600mg of Omega 3 Oil per 2 tbspn serving) I am running out of 'stuff' experimenting with these great recipes here!

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LOL! I can so relate :) I'm going to try making this before Christmas if I can squeeze some time out of our crazy schedule! Thanks so much...keep on going, it's so worth it, and it's great that you have taste testers! :)

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i ended up doing the flax in the high speed blender but you can also buy ground-up flax if you don't have one.

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Hmmm, this wasn't quite doing it for me on it's own. Though it would make a fine crust for a pie.

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Thanks for posting this recipe. I used it to make a gingerbread house on my blog, www.rawdorable.blogspot.com. It was a real hit in my household.

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LOL! I can so relate :) I'm going to try making this before Christmas if I can squeeze some time out of our crazy schedule! Thanks so much...keep on going, it's so worth it, and it's great that you have taste testers! :)

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Hi Raw - yep, 1 cup of Flax Flour was used as I was out of flax seed. The pecans, I substituted Walnuts, whole, before using the little Salton nut grinder.

The taste testers asked for more Ginger and more sweetner! (the walnuts probably caused that.)

(my grandson, and my daughter, who think I am crazy for going ... au Natural)

also I used Hodgson Mill Flax Seed (supplying 2600mg of Omega 3 Oil per 2 tbspn serving) I am running out of 'stuff' experimenting with these great recipes here!

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Hi, Is it 1 cup of flax and 1 cup of pecans "before" they are processed or after they are a fine flour? This is exactly what I'm craving! :)

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