Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Recipe

School holidays are fast approaching and making Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men is a healthy activity the entire family will enjoy!


Makes: 10-15 Gingerbread Men

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 10 minutes

Oven Temperature: 170ºC


  • 500ml (275g) gluten-free cake flour
  • 7ml ground ginger
  • 3ml ground mixed spices
  • 2,5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 135ml (125g) butter
  • 145ml (125g) brown sugar
  • 30ml golden syrup
  • Icing and sweets to decorate (check that the sweets are gluten-free)

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men


  1. Sieve the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda together.
  2. Rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar and syrup, and add a little water if the mixture is too dry.
  4. Roll out between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick.
  5. Use ginger bread men cutters to cut out shapes.
  6. Place the biscuits on a greased and lined tray.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Cool completely before decorating.
  9. Decorate with icing and sweets and enjoy!

About the author:

Tanya has been providing dietary guidance since 2009 as a registered dietician licensed in South Africa. Her goal is to help patients understand the connection between diet and diagnosis for improved nutritional well being.

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