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Vegan Gingerbread

These lightly spiced biscuits make for a lovely wintery treat with a cup of tea or hot chocolate, are fun to make with kids and also make great gifts for vegan, and non-vegan friends and family.

Vegan Gingerbread
Posted 04 November 2021
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Prep: 1 hour (including cooking) Cook: 45 minutes


For the gingerbread

  • 90g plain flour
  • 45g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 30g dairy free baking butter
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • Icing and decorations



  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Slowly add the vegan butter and use hands to make a breadcrumb consistency
  4. In a separate bowl whisk the oil and golden syrup together
  5. Mix the syrup into the flour mix and form a dough. Knead until soft.
  6. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 15 mins
  7. Roll out dough to 5 mm thickness and cut into any shapes you fancy
  8. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown
  9. Once cool decorate
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