I saw Niomi Smart baking some gingerbread men in her first vlogmas video. Niomi lives on a plant based diet so everything she makes is vegan. I personally don’t live vegan but I really loved the sound of her recipe so I gave it ago with a few little changes.
You will need:
- 264 grams of flour
- half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda (German: Natron)
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon (!) of grounded ginger
- 52 grams of melted coconut oil (Dm – 3.45 Euro)
- 56 grams of almond milk
- 70/80 grams of maple syrup (I used honey)
- 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (German: Zuckerrübensirup)
- 96 grams of brown sugar
As you can see I converted everything into Grams because I don’t use Cups (would be way easier though). If you’re looking for the Cup measuring check out Niomi’s post.
Start with mixing all your dry ingredients in a bowl. Flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and grounded ginger.
Melt your coconut oil. In a second bowl combine all your wet ingredients. Almond Milk, Maple Syrup, Black Molasses, Brown Sugar and your coconut oil. Mix together until well combine. Then add your wet mixture to your dry mixture and combine carefully.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for about one hour. Roll out your dough and cut out your shapes. Bake your gingerbread men for 12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
I had so much fun making these. I absolutely love this recipe. It’s also really nice to try out new recipes. I never baked Vegan before (I know Honey isn’t vegan ;)) so it was really nice to do that for the first time. I have so many amazing photos of my little gingerbread men so choosing only a few was too hard.
I hoped you enjoyed this post. As always let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Have you ever baked vegan before?