Clean Christmas Gingerbread Men

Get the kids in the kitchen for some holiday fun with this healthier version of an xmas favourite! IMG_2709


  • 125g butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw honey (you can use maple or rice malt if preferred)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dates, dried cherries or apricots, cut to size- try different coloured cherries for buttons!

Method:  FullSizeRender

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
  • Cream butter and honey with an electric mixer or in a food processor, add egg and continue beating for another30 seconds. Stir through remaining ingredients.
  • Knead together for a minute or so until smooth. Cover and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes- this will make it easier to roll out.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/2cm thick. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, gently press chosen dried fruit to form a face and buttons.

    The kids version lol- at least they had fun!
    The kids version lol- at least they had fun!
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until very lightly golden- keep an eye on these so they don’t burn!
  • Cool on a cooling rack
  • These freeze well for lunch boxes

Makes 16

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