Gluten Free Gingerbread – Keto

Getting ready for Xmas and run out of white flour or never had any? Keto gingerbread man is here to help if anyone is fast enough to catch it.

There aren’t many who haven’t heard of Gingerbread Man in the English-speaking world. Less and less are outside of it, thanks to Shrek and his team. But no culture has these almost figure-less but still human shaped cookies woven into them as much as the English one.

Gingerbread men are with us longer than we have known of the existence of the Americas and that was several political climates ago. Since then many wild things happened but none could catch the spirit of the Gingerbread man.

Climates are changing though. Speaking of environmental climate change or political climate change Gingerbread man was never so close to perishing into oblivion.

Not because our culture is sinking into the abyss of forgetfulness or vile world leaders lead attacks on the soul of their impoverished subjects. Nor we could blame the ones who awake from centuries long oppression and demand equality.

More mundane reasons will kill Gingerbread man if we can’t find a common ground and lead our heritage into the future.

Probably, there are few who would argue with the opposite and dissenting opinions are a necessity at every healthy debate, but nothing is more mundane on Earth thus deadly to Gingerbread man than grammar.

How is that grammar would kill a biscuit nurtured by generations and loved by many, one may ask but those must have been living under a rock for quite some time. Apart from Gingerbread man is neither a man nor a woman, it is called a man which was fine in a patriarchal society but in an including equal society should not represent and especially not prefer one gender over the other.

We could, of course brush of any criticism and ridicule such trifle problems as nonsense but the foundation of our society rests on words that matter to us all. In the society we represent ourselves not only by our deeds but by our words too.

If we are to build a different future from our past, we need to change the way we lived in the past to be able to thread a different path in the future.

The path that will lead us to change the way we do, think and express our thoughts unbelievably winds through the intricate trails of grammar. The grammar that doesn’t let us express something that is neither male or female but still exists.

Changing the way, we express our thoughts will inevitable change the way we do things that will lead the birth of new things but also the demise of others. The moment, we start calling the Gingerbread man a gingerbread person will make the world a more including better place but at the same time it will kill the Gingerbread man too.

The perils of the Gingerbread man do not end at theoretical levels but reach over to real world problems too.

It goes without saying that environmental change brings unpredictable weather that is the biggest enemy of agriculture. If we don’t know what weather to expect, we can’t plant crops that lives long enough to harvest thus failing to create the very foundation of Gingerbread man.

Luckily, the situation is not that hot as gingerbread men freshly out of the oven though. As bread can be made of any alternative flour, we can make Gingerbread man from different ingredients. This not only ensures the survival of Gingerbread men but will please many who are on an alternative diet.

It’s strange that we call alternative the diet that supposed to be the normal ones and call normal diet the one full of zero nutrients junk food. It’s a wonder that our spices survived for so long without a devoured by a fox.

Luckily, foxes don’t eat human beings but apparently, they are quite fond of cheese and Gingerbread man. So around Christmas try to steer away from foxes if we happen to be Gingerbread man or if we have any hanging around.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-3-SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cup / 300g Almond flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice (1 tablespoon Truvia)
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Orange zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Ginger from fresh root (ground)
  • 1 cup / 100g Flour for dusting (any)
  • Optional:
    • Cloves
    • Nutmeg

Kitchen utensils:

  • Cookie cutters (Check out our Kitchen Bazaar in the Review section for cookie cutters)

How to make keto gingerbread man:

  1. Preheat oven onto 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Prepare trays with parchment paper.
  3. Grind ginger and orange peel for its zest. At the orange we’ll only need the orange colored part not the white.
  4. Squeeze the orange, we’ll use the juice of it.
  5. Put all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl except the flour for dusting.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  6. Work it together by hand until getting an even dough. Don’t afraid to put a bit more flour into it if it seems too sticky. Much depends on the consistency of the butter. If the butter is soft we need more flour to be able to work with the dough.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  7. Take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  8. Roll it flat. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  9. Cut out the shapes with cookie cutters.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  10. Place them on the tray. Use a knife or a spatula to transport the shapes on the tray so they keep their shape.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  11. Put Gingerbread man into the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t leave it too long in the oven and be alert as it can burn from one minute to another.Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  12. Take them out and let them cool down.
  13. Decorate according to taste.

Enjoy!Gluten Free Gingerbread-Keto-2-SunCakeMom

All desserts are equal but some are more equal then the others. The more equal ones are the ones that we use to dress up our heart with while waiting for the special times to come.

5 from 3 votes
Gluten Free Gingerbread - Keto
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Getting ready for Xmas and run out of white flour or never had any? Keto gingerbread man is here to help if anyone is fast enough to catch it.
Course: Dessert, Low Carb Meal
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
  • cup / 300g Almond flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice 1 tablespoon Truvia
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Orange zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Ginger from fresh root ground
  • 1 cup / 100g Flour for dusting any
Optional:
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven onto 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Prepare trays with parchment paper.
  3. Grind ginger and orange peel for its zest. At the orange we'll only need the orange colored part not the white.
  4. Squeeze the orange, we'll use the juice of it.
  5. Put all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl except the flour for dusting.
  6. Work it together by hand until getting an even dough. Don't afraid to put a bit more flour into it if it seems too sticky. Much depends on the consistency of the butter. If the butter is soft we need more flour to be able to work with the dough.
  7. Take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Roll it flat. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.
  9. Cut out the shapes with cookie cutters.
  10. Place them on the tray. Use a knife or a spatula to transport the shapes on the tray so they keep their shape.
  11. Put Gingerbread man into the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Don't leave it too long in the oven and be alert as it can burn from one minute to another.
  12. Take them out and let them cool down.
  13. Decorate according to taste.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

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