Gingerbread Men

I’m not sure if shop bought gingerbread men are vegan as they contain gluten I have never bought them. But this morning the children wanted to make some so I made my old gluten free recipe vegan.

These are a light gingerbread not a traditional dark, so they are little softer & are not break your teeth rock hard, the ginger is a subtle warm hint. If you would like them to be a stronger ginger flavour double the amount of ground ginger you add.

I used melted vegan chocolate to decorate and we had them with a glass of coconut milk after lunch.

This recipe is super easy.


  • 350g Gluten free self-raising flour (plus extra for rolling out)
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • 2tsp Ground ginger
  • 100g Vegan butter
  • 185g Soft light brown sugar
  • 3tbs Golden syrup
  • 1 egg quantity of egg replacer (i used orgran no egg)
  • 3tsp plant milk

A few sweets or melted chocolate for decorating


Pre-heat your oven to 200c/400f/ or Gas mark 6 and line a cookie sheet with non stick parchment paper 

  1. In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix together with a hand mixer until you form a soft dough, if your dough doesn’t come together you can add a little more milk.
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into little shapes and bake for 8-12 minute’s depending on the size of your shapes. They will turn golden on the edges.
  4. Once baked transfer carefully to a cooling rack they will be soft so be careful and let them cool.
  5. Now you can decorate in any way you like, I used melted vegan chocolate to give mine a face and some stitches & dark chocolate drops for buttons, but you can use whatever you like.

gingerbread men

Perfect to leave out for Father Christmas.




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