Moist and spicy, gingerbread is a perfect Christmas treat.

Yield 10 servings
Time 45-70 minutes, depending on size
Tools
  • sifter
  • 2 medium bowls or 1 bowl + blender
  • whisk
  • 9-inch springform or cake pan, bread pan, muffin tins, or ten 3-inch cake molds
  • parchment paper
  • toothpick or knife
Ingredients
  • 1 c plus 2 t wheat flour
  • 1 c white flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 T ginger, ground
  • ½ t cloves, ground
  • ¼ t cinnamon, ground
  • ½ c canola oil
  • 1 c maple syrup
  • ½ c molasses
  • 1 c milk or plain soy milk
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T vanilla extract
Directions Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices into bowl and whisk together.

In another bowl or blender, whisk or blend oil, syrup, molasses, milk, vinegar, and vanilla until oily blobs are suspended in liquid.

Whisk the wet mixture into the dry until just barely mixed. Batter will be wet and sticky.

Preheat oven to 350.

Oil pan(s) and line with parchment paper. Half fill pan(s) with batter. Bake 35 minutes for small pans, 55 for large. Gingerbread is ready when a toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Notes Adapted from Myra Kornfeld’s The Voluptuous Vegan.
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