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Almost Healthy Gingerbread

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Origin

I started out with a broonie recipe and adapted it to be a little healthier.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup date syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups whole grain rye flour

Process

Preheat the oven to 350° F/180° C.  Lightly grease a baking pan.

In a bowl, pour the boiling water over the oats and set it aside.

In another bowl, cream together the butter and syrups.  Mix in the applesauce and eggs.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.  Blend the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients.  When it is mixed, add in the oats, which should have absorbed the water.

Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (about 1 hour).

Let the gingerbread cool slightly before cutting it into pieces.  Or just cut in like I did,which will result in ragged edges and fresh hot gingerbread on your plate.

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