Sunday, November 13, 2011

Not-so-naughty Gingerbread

I have been creating recipes again, and healthy ones no less---if you can believe that.  :o)  This trimmed-down gingerbread recipe came out unbelievable and may even be served at our December meeting.  (Even my children couldn't tell it was a healthy version.) 


Wet Ingredients:
3/4 cup warm water (from tap)
3 egg whites
2/3 cup molasses
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients, including egg whites and molasses, and whisk.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until moistened. Spray a 9x12 pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper, pour in batter.  Bake at 350 for 30 min, or until toothpick test comes clean.  When cake is cooled, sift a tablespoon of powdered sugar over top for decoration. 

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you keep posting these recipes. With all the spices I couldn't taste the wholewheat or lack of fat. I substituted two whole eggs instead of just the 3 eggwhites which may have made a difference.