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Chinese 5 Spice Gingerbread (GF)

Chinese 5 Spice Gingerbread (GF)

This gingerbread is delicious and “just sweet enough.”

For this, I started with my Sunflower Butter Energy Bar (GF) recipe.  My original goal was to create a gingerbread-flavored version.  However, I decreased the seed butter by quite a bit, and I added some baking soda and vinegar.  This resulted in a fluffy “cake,” rather than a dense “bar.”  The tofu and molasses create a moist sponginess.

I also wanted to use some Chinese 5 Spice that I’d been neglecting.  It contains a blend of star anise, cinnamon, clove, fennel, and pepper.  It smells heavenly!

Don't use it for meat and poultry!

Don’t use it for meat and poultry!

WET INGREDIENTS

1 box (12.3 oz) Firm Silken Tofu (Mori Nu)
1/4 C maple syrup
1/4 C molasses
1/4 C Once Again sunflower seed butter
1/2 C non-dairy milk
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1 t vanilla extract

DRY INGREDIENTS

1/4 C EACH:  quinoa flour, millet flour, brown rice flour, garbanzo bean flour & rolled oats (GF)
1/2 C oat flour (GF)
2 T ground flax seed
3 T fine shred unsweetened coconut
1 t baking soda
1/2 t EACH:  Chinese 5 Spice, cinnamon, ground ginger & cardamom
1/4 t EACH:  salt, coriander & nutmeg

ASSEMBLY

Puree the wet ingredients in a food processor.  Combine with the dry ingredients.  Grease a square glass pan with coconut oil.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  (You can also try baking in muffin liners for 23 minutes.  I’m going to do that next time!)  Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Chinese 5 Spice Gingerbread - IMG_2260

I make this recipe ALL the time.  My favorite nut butter to use is Once Again’s Sunflower Butter.  I get the one without added sugar and salt.  I eat this stuff a spoonful at a time when I feel a little rumble in my belly.  You can also use peanut butter or almond butter.


Dry Ingredients:

1/3 C EACH – millet, quinoa, brown rice & garbanzo bean flours
1/2 C ground GF oats
1/4 C rolled GF oats
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon

“Wet” Ingredients:

2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 C nut butter (sunflower, peanut, almond)
1/4 C evaporated cane juice (granulated vegan sugar)
**scant 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce (3 cubes – see note)
1/3 C non-dairy milk
1 T organic canola oil
1 t vanilla

Raw vegan sugar

Combine the dry and “wet” ingredients separately, then mix together.  Spoon into 12 muffin liners.  Sprinkle 1/8 t raw sugar on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 23 minutes.

** This equates to 3 frozen ice cubes of applesauce.  I freeze applesauce in ice cube trays so that I always have small amounts of applesauce on hand.  Thaw.

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Oct 7, 2013 recipe modifications:
I used 1/4 C ground flax + 1/4 C ground oats instead of 1/2 C ground oats.
I used 3 bananas instead of 2.
I used 1/4 C strawberry jam instead of sugar.
I omitted the applesauce and the oil.
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