Spicy Apple Gingerbread Recipe Video

This spicy gingerbread makes a healthy dessert or snack since it's made with whole grain flour, applesauce and flax meal. See Recipe Comments below for high altitude baking adjustments.


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings9
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Flax meal1 Tablespoon, mixed with 3 tablespoon warm water
 Warm water3 Tablespoon (For Mixing Flax Meal)
 Fresh minced ginger2 Tablespoon
 Non hydrogenated spread5 Tablespoon
 Whole wheat pastry flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Mustard powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Molasses1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Agave nectar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Applesauce1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Non-dairy milk/Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Oil1 Teaspoon (For Greasing Pan)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flax and warm water in a bowl and set aside.
Remove the skin from the piece of ginger and mince finely.
In a small pan over low heat, warm the non-hydrogenated spread. Add the minced ginger, and let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
Using the whisk, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a bowl.
Mix the oil, sweeteners, applesauce and non-dairy milk into the flax mixture. Add the cooked ginger and blend thoroughly.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.
Oil an 8x8 baking pan and pour the batter into the pan. Spread it out evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve with soy whipped cream or a non-dairy ice cream. For high altitude baking tips, see below.

Editors Review

Get into the spirit of the Christmas season early with this spicy and tasty gingerbread cake. This very special gingerbread cake is served with a whipped cream. Serve this cake fresh out the oven or pack it in a lunch box for an afternoon treat. It’s a hit with kids and adults too!