Paleo Gluten-free Kruidmoppen (or gingerbread/peppernuts)

A spice mop is the same as a spice nut but bigger.

Peppernuts are actually those delicious, block-shaped treats but most people call everything peppernuts.


Dry ingredients:

  • 150 g chufa flour extra fine
  • 50 g arrowroot
  • 50g coconut blossom sugar (they can be made with less sugar but this will make them less crunchy)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of fine Himalayan salt or fine Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of biscuit spices

Wet ingredients:

  • 100 g (cold) butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk, coconut milk, horchata or water
  • 1 tablespoon chufa oil, olive oil will also do the trick (this makes it easy to spin small balls and makes them crispier)


  1. Add all the dry ingredients together and blend in the food processor.
  2. Add the butter, ghee or coconut oil along with the (coconut) milk and oil and mix again. Not too long, the dough should preferably remain cold.
  3. The spice mops turn out best when you let the dough rest overnight in the fridge.
  4. Make big balls of the dough and flatten them slightly.
  5. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 25 minutes at 160 degrees.
  6. They only get crunchy later.

Black Pete went out cycling, then his tyre snapped.
Then he had to walk, with the bike attached to his hand.
He came into a village, and said to the blacksmith:
'I believe in my back tyre, there's a tiger nut!

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