If you want to make gingerbread cookies for Christmas but are short of time, here is a great wheat-free alternative or a “short cut”—a soft version of gingerbread cookies. You can pour the batter into a muffin pan or any cake forms to create the shape that you want and then decorate it in your own style. There is no limit to your creativity!
Most of the ingredients in this recipe are either beneficial or neutral to all blood types, with a few small exceptions:
Almond milk is an avoid for Type O Non-secretors, but it can be replaced easily with rice milk or quinoa milk. In fact, the milk part can be skipped if desired. Just use a bit more lemon juice to add moisture.
Amaranth flour is an avoid for Type B Secretors, who can simply double up on another type of flour listed, such as brown rice flour or quinoa flour.
Butter is an avoid for Types A and AB, but when heated up (in the oven), the milk solid naturally separates from the fat and you can discard that and use the clarified butter, which is neutral for everyone.
Cinnamon is an avoid for Type B and Type O Non-secretors. This is a bit tricky as cinnamon is central to gingerbread spices. But those of you who belong to these types, try to replace it with nutmeg or allow yourself a bit of indulgence at Christmas time if you have been compliant all along and don’t have any major health issues 😉 After all, the amount used is very little.
This “soft gingerbread” takes much less time to make than gingerbread cookies and are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!
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