Gingerbread Men

Get your kids active in the kitchen this weekend and teach them how to make healthier homemade versions of these family favourite treats!
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  • Makes 12
  • 7 Ingredients
  • 10 Minutes Prep
  • 15 Minutes Cook
  • Easy
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 350kJ
  • Protein 2g
  • Fat (total) 3.6g
  • - Saturated Fat 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 12g
  • Fibre 0.6g
  • Sodium 124mg


175g self-raising flour

1-2 teaspoons ground ginger, according to taste

90g low fat polyunsaturated margarine

11 level tablespoons SPLENDA® Low Calorie Sweetener Granular

1/2 cup steamed apple slices, pureed

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C Fan).
  2. Sift the flour and ground ginger into a bowl. Rub in margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the SPLENDA® Granular making sure that it is evenly distributed in the mixture.
  4. Add the apple puree, vanilla essence and egg yolk, cutting through using a knife, then bring together to form a soft dough, using your fingers or a spoon.
  5. Lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough to 1/2cm thick and use a gingerbread man cutter to make approximately 12 men. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Cool on the tray.
  6. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

You can swap your traditional gingerbread man cookie cutter for something slightly more festive such as a star or tree, but remember that this may alter the serving size and hence the nutrition information. Always consider your own individual carbohydrate requirements when choosing your portion.

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe and image reproduced with permission from SPLENDA®.

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