Delicious Low-Calorie Gingerbread 

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional gingerbread? Do you want to enjoy the flavor of this classic holiday treat without all the extra calories? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! This recipe for low-calorie gingerbread is just as tasty as its traditional counterpart, but with much fewer calories. Let’s take a look at how it’s made. 

The Ingredients: The first step in making this delicious low calorie gingerbread is gathering all the ingredients. You will need 2 cups of whole wheat flour (instead of white flour), 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (at room temperature), ¾ cup of light brown sugar (packed) or honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or agave, and 2 large eggs.  

Now that your ingredients are assembled, it’s time to start baking! Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray or butter. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated before slowly adding in the dry ingredients until everything is well combined. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares and serving. 

These low-calorie gingerbread squares are sure to be a hit with dieters and health-conscious people alike! Not only are they healthier than traditional gingerbread recipes but they also still have all that classic sweet flavor we know and love during the holidays. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to make everyone happy at your next holiday gathering or family dinner then give this recipe for low calorie gingerbread a try! Enjoy!

The Famous Gingerbread Cookie Recipe You Need This Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what says jolly more than decorating gingerbread cookies with your family? These classic cookies are a must-have during the holidays, and we’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Not to mention, we’ve also got some tips and tricks on how to make your decorating process easier (and more fun). Read on for the delicious details. 

The Perfect Gingerbread Cookie Recipe 

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Hands-down the BEST Gingerbread Recipe and It Comes in Gluten-Free

Gluten-free Gingerbread

The secret is out!! This is the hands down BEST yummiest gingerbread mix ever. You will love it so stock up now. It also comes in gluten free so really, everyone can enjoy this special treat.Among its all-natural ingredients are the world’s finest spices: aromatic Saigon cinnamon, nutmeg from Indonesia and spicy Madagascar cloves. Bits of crystallized ginger add a pungent sweetness to each bite. Enjoy the bread just out of the oven for a wonderful wintertime dessert. This wonderful gingerbread is sold by Williams-Sonoma. Regular gingerbread and Gluten-free gingerbread.

Gingerbread – year round recipes and fun to make items

Gingerbread doesn’t have to be only for the holiday time of the year. It can be enjoyed year round. We’re with you though, it does seem to taste better when the holidays and cool weather roll in.

A fun ‘Gingerbread’ book we happened upon looks like it might have use looking to summer and winter dishes to enjoy our love of Gingerbread. We found this over on the Kobo site, if you have a Kobo Reader or have installed the free Kobo app on your desktop or iPad/iPhone this is a great way to enjoy the book anytime.

“Gingerbread: By Jennifer Lindner McGlinn Beatrice Peltre – Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? This unique cookbook shows how gingerbread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert year-round. Reflecting the wisdom and creativity of a professional pastry chef and dedicated home cook Gingerbread collects 60 traditional and modern recipes. Start with simple yummy treats like Gingerbread Rum Cake and Sticky Toffee Gingerbread then graduate to building your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Any way you slice it these gingery goodies are sure to be a hit on any day of the year!”

The print version of the book is available on Amazon. This might be a book that is best enjoyed by the whole family gathered around the paper pages.


Green Mountain Gingerbread Coffee K-Cups

If you love your Keurig coffee brewing machine as much as we do then you surely love the NEW Gingerbread coffee flavored K-Cups!! These sell out super fast so stalk up now and you will have delicious Gingerbread coffee on hand for your friends and family this holiday season. Also, why not sit back and relax and sip your mug of warm Gingerbread coffee and remember that sugar and spice make everything nice. Get your Green Mountain Gingerbread Coffee K-Cups.


Making your own White House Gingerbread House

This year’s house created by chef Bill Yosses is weighing in at 350 lbs. It is actually made from Gingerbread but is then covered with White Chocolate.

From the side, you can see the garden.

And, just for good reference, here is last year’s house. Bo the dog gets to be in with both year’s houses.

Now, the part where you make your own. The first step is to get your hands on Yosses’ recipe. Which, lucky for us this year, he has shared!

The basic ingredients are what you would expect:

8 oz (2 sticks) butter, soft
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs, large
1 cup molasses
7 cups All Purpose flour
¼ tsp ginger ground
¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
Orange zest from 1 orange

So we don’t get in trouble here for copying something provided by the White House, your next step will be to jump over to the Obama Food blog to get the order or mixing, etc…

If you have ever wondered about the history and facts of the White House yearly Gingerbread House, the same site has it all, starting with the Nixons.

Update: we were just told about a version of Bill Yosse’s Gingerbread cookies made with Splenda is also available.

Limited Edition Gingerbread Man cookie cutter has a heart

I wish I had seen this before I did so many cookies last weekend. Instead of just an outline of a Gingerbread Man to cut cookies, these from Hammer Song cut a cute little guy that includes a little heart. What a way of saying Happy Holidays with Love!

The cutter is tin and makes a 2 inch tall, 1 1/2 inch wide little Ginberbread Man. If your not familier with Hammer Song cutters, they are hand crafted cutters designed by a couple in America. What I have loved using their cutters in the past is that the cookies look just a little different from what everyone else has so you give out unique cookies that people know you made without looking, er… homemade.

Fancy Flours is offering these cutters for sale along with instructions on how to make the perfect Gingerbread Man cookies using these cutters.