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Gingerbread men

Get your kids active in the kitchen this weekend and teach them how to make healthier homemade versions of these family favourite gingerbread men!


Serves: Makes 12

Number of ingredients: 7 Ingredients

To prep: 10 Minutes Prep

To cook: 15 Minutes Cook

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • 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.