Apple Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a comforting food for winter. Including apple makes this recipe extra moist and extra healthy, and molasses is a source of iron. Serve this gingerbread as a snack with applesauce, or as a dessert with real whip cream.

What you need:

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (or try a blend of 1 cup all-purpose and ¾ cup of whole grain flour)
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Butter or margarine
  • 2 Eggs ½ cup Molasses
  • ⅓ cup 2% milk
  • 1 Medium apple, peeled and grated

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, eggs, and molasses. Stir in dry ingredients, a little at a time, alternating with small additions of milk. Fold in apples. Pour into greased 13”x9” baking pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into 15 pieces.
*Recipe adapted from Better Food for Kids, Your Essential Guide to Nutrition for All Children from Age 2 to 10 by Joanne Saab and Daina Kalnins.



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