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Spicy Apple Gingerbread

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This spicy gingerbread makes a healthy dessert or snack since it's made with whole grain flour, applesauce and flax meal. See Recipe Comments below for high altitude baking adjustments.
Ingredients
  Flax meal 1 Tablespoon, mixed with 3 tablespoon warm water
  Warm water 3 Tablespoon (For Mixing Flax Meal)
  Fresh minced ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Non hydrogenated spread 5 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat pastry flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Agave nectar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Applesauce 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Non-dairy milk/Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 1 Teaspoon (For Greasing Pan)
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flax and warm water in a bowl and set aside.
Remove the skin from the piece of ginger and mince finely.
In a small pan over low heat, warm the non-hydrogenated spread. Add the minced ginger, and let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
Using the whisk, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a bowl.
Mix the oil, sweeteners, applesauce and non-dairy milk into the flax mixture. Add the cooked ginger and blend thoroughly.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.
Oil an 8x8 baking pan and pour the batter into the pan. Spread it out evenly and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve with soy whipped cream or a non-dairy ice cream. For high altitude baking tips, see below.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Wheat Flour
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
9
Get into the spirit of the Christmas season early with this spicy and tasty gingerbread cake. This very special gingerbread cake is served with a whipped cream. Serve this cake fresh out the oven or pack it in a lunch box for an afternoon treat. It’s a hit with kids and adults too!

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