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How to Make Gingerbread
Want to know how to make gingerbread? This light version of traditional gingerbread uses whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals that regular white flour lacks. Naturally sweet molasses and aromatic spices keep this dessert moist and flavorful. Serve warm with fresh fruit or a cup of tea for a comforting holiday treat.
Canola oil spray
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup dark unsulfured molasses
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
6 Tbsp. canola oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup boiling water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat 9-inch square pan with canola oil spray. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, spices, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together molasses, applesauce, canola oil, and egg until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Whisk in boiling water and pour the batter into a prepared baking pan.
- Bake for about 35 minutes, until the cake begins to pull away from the pan and a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert cake onto a platter and cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
- Cut into 9 squares and serve warm. For storage, wrap tightly in foil and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Kindra is a Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and her Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Kindra has almost 20 years of experience working in Healthcare and Nutrition and over ten years of teaching experience, specializing in courses related to nutrition, health, and wellness at the university level.
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