Recipe: Easy Vegan Gingerbread Men
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Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 15
  • 350g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g dairy-free spread
  • 175g demerara sugar
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • ⅛ cup almond butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a food processor. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Beat the applesauce, Golden Syrup and almond butter together, add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture clumps together. Tip the dough out and knead until smooth. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour a chopping board or worktop and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5cm.
  5. Using cookie cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.
  6. Bake for about 13 minutes, or until a light golden-brown.
  7. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  8. Either use a skewer to make eyes and buttons, or decorate with icing.
Recipe by Planet Veggie at