Recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Gingerbread Men - Celiac Disease
Dec 16 2015

Recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Gingerbread Men

’Tis the season for holiday cookies! Have you started holiday baking yet? I haven’t. It is hard to believe Christmas is just nine days away! What is your favorite holiday cookie? Do you make more than one variety? Our favorites are Spritz Cookies, Gingersnaps and Thumbprint Cookies. Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour is a great substitute for regular flour. Check out this recipe for an old classic.

Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Gingerbread Men

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ancient Harvest quinoa flour, plus additional for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup firm coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal mixed with 2 ½ tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • Optional: powdered sugar, icing, or decorations of choice

Instructions
1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.2. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, molasses, and coconut oil and beat on a low with a mixer to thoroughly blend. Beat in (flax) egg and almond butter.3. Gradually add flour to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Press into a ball, cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight.4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Carefully roll out dough on a floured surface to approximately ¼ inch thickness, generously sprinkling the top of the dough with flour before rolling.6. Carefully cut dough into desired shapes. Use a spatula to lift shapes and place on baking sheet one inch apart.7. Next, use a lightly floured spatula to carefully transfer the cookies to a baking sheet, working quickly. Leave 2 inches for spreading.8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they appear only slightly browned on the edges. Let cool and decorate.

Servings : 15

Ready in : 30 Minutes

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!

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