Allergy Friendly Gingerbread

EGG FREE, DAIRY FREE, PEANUT FREE, TREENUTS FREE, SOY FREE, GLUTEN FREE, WHEAT FREE, SESAME SEED FREE 

 Ingredients  

  • Gingerbread 
  • 2 cups gluten-free plain flour 
  • 1 flaxseed egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal and 2 tbsp water) 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup Nuttelex 
  • 3 tbsp unsulphured molasses 

Icing 

  • 1 cup icing sugar 
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water 

Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees Celsius (fan-forced) and line 3 baking trays with baking paper. 
  2. Combine flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. 
  3. Using electric beaters, cream Nuttelex and brown sugar together. Add molasses and flaxseed egg and mix until combined.  
  4. In a separate bowl sift together all the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. 
  5. Refrigerate the dough for one hour. 
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Using a rolling pin, roll out to about 1/2 a centimetre in thickness. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut the dough into desired shapes and place on the baking trays. 
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Leave to cool on the baking trays before icing. 
  8. Make the icing by combining icing sugar and water together until thick. Pour icing mixture into a piping bag and decorate gingerbread as desired. 

Nicole

Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who strongly believes in establishing a positive relationship with food. Her passion for food comes from first-hand experience living with severe food allergies. Nicole is at risk of anaphylaxis to egg and dairy and also has oral allergy syndrome. She understands how a restricted diet can affect many aspects of your life and has great empathy for clients requiring specific diets. 

 Nicole is a member of Dietitians Australia and along with her University studies, has also completed the Monash University Low FODMAP diet course. You can get in touch with Nicole via her Instagram and Facebook pagesLife Beyond Allergies. 

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