While the first known recipe for gingerbread apparently came from Greece in 2400 BC, it’s now a classic flavour profile that is instantly reminiscent of holiday cheer. Whether it’s building cookie houses out of it, or slicing into a fresh loaf cake, we can’t get enough of the ginger and molasses combo that makes gingerbread what it is! Gingerbread can go far beyond the traditional though—these are some of our favourite gingerbread recipes that you need to try this holiday season.
Recipe by: A Kitchen Addiction
Whether you’re working from home and need a festive afternoon treat or you want to cozy up with a warm drink, good book, and something to snack on, these muffins are a delicious option. They’re full of the gingerbread goodness we know and love, along with warming spices like cinnamon and cloves. Bonus: your house will smell amazing while they are baking!
These healthy holiday gingerbread people are a perfect cookie for the whole family because they’re minimally sweetened, full of whole grains, nutrient-dense seeds, and obviously super tasty. The base is made using our Original Goodness Real Food Bar Mix, which means they’re also simple to whip up. If you’re looking for a bit of a break from the sugar fest that sometimes takes over the holidays, these are the perfect treat to turn to!
Recipe by: Bakerita
Are you a winter sport fanatic who’s always cruisin’ the slopes? Healthy snacks are a must to sustain your activities and these no-bake gingerbread energy balls are the festive fuel you need. They're gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and made with whole foods like dates and pecans. Get a little extra festive by adding a drizzle of chocolate on top.
Recipe by: Eating Bird Food
Who doesn’t want to start the day with gingerbread?! This recipe from Eating Bird Food combines two of our winter favourites - pumpkin and gingerbread. It's naturally sweetened and will keep you energized with creamy banana, fibre-rich pumpkin and chia seeds, plus lots of warming spices.
Recipe by: Choosing Chia
If smoothies aren’t your thing and you still want a breakfast that’s bursting with gingerbread flavour, then these pancakes are for you! They’re light, fluffy, and delicious enough that you’ll think you’re eating gingerbread cake for breakfast. However, they’re made with whole grain flour, so you’re also getting a healthy dose of fibre to start your day.