Holiday Baking: Sugar Free Gingerbread Men

On a cold winter’s afternoon when the children are off from school, baking holiday treats is a really fun activity! However, over-indulging on sugary and calorie filled treats throughout the holidays can have consequences on your teeth and oral health.

However, we think that Santa deserves a little (healthier) snack when he’s delivering all the Christmas goodies, so if you’d like to do some baking, why don’t you give this sugar-free gingerbread man recipe a try?

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For your tooth friendly snack you’ll need:

1 large egg

1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted) at room temperature

2 tablespoons of honey

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 pinch of salt

315 grams of wholewheat flour


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius

In a large bowl, beat the egg. Then add the coconut oil and salt until well combined. Mix in the flour until a firm dough is formed. Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough out.

Using you favourite cookie cutter shapes, cut them out, place them on parchment paper on a baking tray and bale for twelve minutes.

Allow time to cool entirely and decorate as you wish! (We recommend coconut flakes and pistachios!)