Friday, December 5, 2008

Eggless Gingerbread

A relatively healthy and easy version of gingerbread to eat during the holidays. Dates in general are a good substitute for sugar, as mentioned in Chef AJ's green smoothie recipe.

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  1. Combine the raisins, dates, sugar, salt, spices, and water in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and cool completely (this is important).
  2. Once cool, preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Stir the flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add to the cooled fruit mixture and stir to mix.
  4. Spread into a 9- x 9-inch pan that has been lightly coated with a nonstick spray and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Recipe from Foods That Fight Pain by Neal D. Barnard, M.D


sima said...

Sounds delicious! I'll give it a try.

Here are some eggless baking recipes you might want to check out:

Eggless Date Scones

Apple Turnovers

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