No-flour, Low-sugar Gingerbread Men

Nov 27, 2019

No-flour, Low-sugar Gingerbread Men

Whether they live in a house or on a cookie tray just long enough to cool, gingerbread men are a popular holiday favorite in many homes!

Although the exact date people started shaping treats like people is unknown, gingerbread itself dates from the 15th century. The first documentation of gingerbread men was in the court of Elizabeth I, where she had modeled them after her most important guests.


  • 1 c. almond flour (plus one additional tbsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tbsp. preferred sweetener (equivalent to 3 tbsp. sugar)
  • 1/2 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together almond flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
  3. In another bowl, combine butter and sweetener, mixing thoroughly before mixing in egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir well, working out any lumps of almond flour.
  5. Consistency should be of a soft cookie dough. If it is more like cake batter, add an additional tablespoon of almond flour and mixing thoroughly before turning the dough out into plastic wrap. Wrap in a ball and freeze for 30 minutes.
  6. Cut two large sheets of parchment paper and lay one out on your work surface. Place the dough ball on the paper and cover it with the second piece of parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat.
  7. Use your cookie cutters to cut as many shapes as you can, working quickly, to remove the excess dough. Transfer the parchment paper to a cookie sheet. Re-freeze any additional dough and repeat the process until your cookie sheet is full or you are out of dough.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes.
  9. Using a cookie spatula, transfer cookies to a cooling rack.


Serving size 1 cookie. Makes 10 cookies.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 119
Total Fat 4 g
Sugars 10 g
Carbohydrates 20 g
Protein 1 g


This recipe was courtesy of Bariatric Foodie.


University Bariatrics