Healthy Gingerbread

Despite Christmas being over, I still think its “that time” of year.  Meaning, for gingerbread.  To me, this treat isn’t relegated merely to Christmas but is an aptly enjoyed whole winter treat 😀  However, traditional gingerbread is loaded with wheat, dairy and sugar.  I found and adapted this healthier but just as delectable version for your tasting pleasure.  Its super easy to whip together, its grain/gluten free, dairy free and quite low in sugar.  How bout that.  And its tastes sweet, lightly spiced and delish, just like the real deal.

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Enough raving about it.  Here’s how to make it.

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Mock Gingerbread Cookies

Its beginning to be that time of year again.  For recipe #19, I thought I would venture into the traditional holiday/Christmas treat realm and go with gingerbread.  Gingerbread is a multi-purpose dessert which can wear many hats appealing, don’t you think?  One can make the traditional gingerbread men and women, decorating them with colorful piped icing for charming getup’s and physical features.  An elaborate gingerbread house can be constructed, doubling as a work of art AND a tasty treat.  Gingerbread cake is always a delicious decision.  Gingerbread cupcakes with maple frosting.  Gingerbread lattes.  The list goes on.

I have a gingerbread cookie recipe for you but without all the less-than-healthy ingredients.  You might just forget they aren’t the real deal and polish off the batch within a day or two if you aren’t careful.

The final cherry on top of all this good news?  For those of you who are avid dough eaters (you know who you are.  The ones who, whenever baking, you grab a spoon and eat a number of spoonfuls of the dough before baking whatever sweet treat it is that’s in the making), this dough is egg free, so eat away!  (I certainly did ;-))


Mock Gingerbread Cookies

(“Mock” in the sense that these gingerbread cookies are sugar-free, lactose-free and gluten-free.  Legit in the sense that they taste just like the real deal!)

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