Healthy Christmas Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
This is an old fashioned gingerbread recipe lightened up! Spices of ginger, cinnamon and allspice with honey and molasses for sweetness.
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
2 eggs, beaten (or egg substitute equivalent)
1/2 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture slowly to the wet ingredients, mixing well after each addition.
Pour into an 8 x 8-inch nonstick pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition information per serving:
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 square
Calories: 303; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 338mg; Carbohydrates: 56g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 8g
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In Britain, eating mince pies at Christmas dates back to the 16th century. It is still believed that to eat a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring 12 happy months in the year to follow.