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I loved making gingerbread men (or women) when I was young! It was more of an experience rolling out the dough, using the cookie cutters and of course decorating with icing and all the different kinds of candies!

Here I have created a gluten free and dairy free version for those who are celiac or an allergy!

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men and Women


Yields 12-16 cookies | Prep time: 10 minutes  | Bake time: 10 minutes

⦁ 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend
⦁ 1/2 cup oat flour (certified gluten-free)
⦁ 1 teaspoon baking soda
⦁ 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
⦁ 1 teaspoon cinnamon
⦁ 1 teaspoon ginger
⦁ 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
⦁ 1/4 teaspoon cloves
⦁ 1/4 teaspoon salt
⦁ 1 egg
⦁ 1/2 cup coconut sugar
⦁ 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
⦁ 2 tablespoons molasses

1. Set oven to 350F. Mix egg, coconut sugar, coconut oil and molasses in a bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until a dough ball forms.
3. Sprinkle flour on the counter so the dough won’t stick. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough until 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out the gingerbread and place on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Smaller cookies will take 8 minutes, larger will take 10 minutes, watch so they do not burn.



Created by: Renee Altman, RHN

Renee at Crystal Hills

Renee was raised in small town Kaslo in the West Kootenays. After graduating, she pursued a health and lifestyle path by enrolling in the Human Kinetics program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. While attending university, she found her passion not only to be fitness, but also nutrition. In 2012, Renee attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Nanaimo, where she specialized in holistic nutrition. She then returned to the Okanagan where she now resides. Renée’s strong belief in healthy practices such as fitness, nutrition, and emotional well-being fit well with the principles of holistic nutrition.

Renee’s method is to ditch the diet and switch to a lifestyle where incorporating nourishing food everyday will have you feeling empowered and revitalized. Her plan will have you forgetting about trendy diets that leave you feeling hungry, irritable, and tired, and instead incorporating natural, alive, and good quality whole foods.



Our amazing group of bloggers includes Nicole Lachance the Bella Vita Beauty Blogger, Renee Altman a Holistic Nutritionist, and many other guest writers.

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