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Gingerbread Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-free and Super Delicious!

Vegan gingerbread recipe from the blender

Does it taste good? A gingerbread recipe completely vegan and gluten-free - we asked ourselves this question while holding the last piece of bread in our hands. If you're going vegan and/or want to get through the holiday season gluten-free, you should definitely try our gingerbread recipe. So delicious!

Gingerbread recipe: Vegan and gluten-free ingredients

Grind the almonds and flax seeds in a blender, for the gingerbread dough

We simply replace the flour with ground almonds and the eggs with flax seeds. And, of course, a high-speed blender like the Bianco Piano will help us: it's perfect for grinding almonds and flaxseeds for our gingerbread recipe. It allows us to process the almonds fresh, which is definitely cheaper than buying ground almonds. Plus, you can grind exactly the amount you need for each recipe. So there are no leftovers that might go bad. The same applies to the flax seeds used - we also ground these in the blender. Even a small amount, in our case only 3 tablespoons, turns into fine flaxseed meal without any problems.

Gingerbread recipe: ground almonds and flax seeds.

As a sweetener we used maple syrup as a vegan alternative to honey. To substitute conventional sugar, the caramel-like tasting Muscovado goes very well with our vegan gluten-free gingerbread recipe.

Gingerbread recipe

Vegan and gluten free
Prep Time 45 Min
Perform Time 25 Min
Total Time 01:10 Hours
Amount 20 Pieces
Calories 4126 kcal
Cuisine Gingerbread
Author Svenja from
Gingerbread recipe: with chocolate coating and almonds.
4.88 from 1141 Reviews


  • 300 g almonds
  • 80 g walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar baking powder
  • 3 tbsp gingerbread spice
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed
  • 150 ml rice milk
  • 100 g sugar recommend muscovado sugar!
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 3 tsp apricot fruit spread
  • 100 g dark chocolate coating
  • 80 g almonds for decorating!


  1. First grind the flax seeds. To do this, place the flaxseeds in the blender container and grind on maximum speed - takes about 20 seconds.
  2. Then put the flax seeds in a bowl and mix with the rice milk. Let the mixture swell for about 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, grind the almonds in the blender, 2 tranches of 150 g each. This way all the almonds will be well ground. Blend the first 150 g on maximum speed until they are ground as evenly as possible. This takes about 20-30 seconds. Empty the container into a medium bowl and grind the next 150 g of almonds and add them to the bowl as well.
  4. Mix the almonds with sugar, baking powder and gingerbread spice. Also add the zest of one lemon and one orange directly into the bowl. Then mix all the ingredients.
  5. Soak the almonds for decoration in a bowl of water overnight.
  6. Now add the wet ingredients to the empty blender: Maple syrup, apricot fruit spread, and the flax seed mixture. Blend briefly on medium speed.
  7. Add the dry ingredients in 2-3 blender rounds and blend on low to medium speed to form a dough while pushing the dough to the blades using the tamper.
  8. Then transfer the dough to a bowl and add the chopped walnuts and stir.
  9. Now spread the (quite sticky) dough on a baking tray with baking paper- size about 20x30 cm, about the thickness of a finger.
  10. Let the dough rest for 24 hours at room temperature to dry.
  11. Bake in preheated oven at 160° C convection for 15 minutes the next day.
  12. Meanwhile, skin and halve the soaked almonds for decoration.
  13. Chop the chocolate coating and melt it in a water bath.
  14. Let the baked gingerbread cool down a bit, then coat it with couverture and decorate it with almonds - see photos.
  15. Cut into pieces when the couverture is no longer completely liquid, but not yet solid.
  16. Enjoy from the heart!

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Gingerbread recipe: chocolate coating and almond decoration

Gingerbread recipe à la Elisenlebkuchen with chocolate coating and peeled almonds

Of course, you can decorate gingerbread in many different ways. Since our recipe goes more in the direction of Elisenlebkuchen, we have limited ourselves to the classic: chocolate coating and peeled almonds. Guaranteed an atmospheric eye-catcher on any cookie plate.

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Finished gingerbread to give as a gift.

Carla from

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

Among other things, Carla gives workshops for beginners and also is responsible for social media and communication.

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16 | Comment(s)

Hello Carla ,
I have the Vitamix 5200 and the 2 liter container.
Kind regards

Carla von Grü
Hello Katharina,

funny - this is also my blender or container: I also use it only to grind 150 g of almonds. Smallest amounts of flaxseed, sugar or coffee.
Try it out by slowly turning up the speed.
I'm curious whether it works then.

Best regards,
Hello dear ones,
thank you very much for your always super good recipes.
Question: what kind of water purification system do you have?
Thank you very much for an answer,

Carla von Grü
Dear Edith,

thank you very much for the nice recipe feedback!
We use the Lotus filters for water treatment and are very satisfied with them
The Lotus water filter system not only reliably ensures the reduction of lime, heavy metals, pesticides or drug residues from tap water, but also produces slightly alkaline water at the same time. For this purpose, the filtered water is simultaneously re-mineralized. Result: The water from a Lotus filter tastes simply wonderfully soft.

Kind regards,
Hello dear ones !

Thank you for the beautiful gingerbread recipe. My only problem is that my high power blender can not grab small amounts under 200g and therefore grind accordingly
LG Katharina
Carla von Grü
Dear Katharina,

thank you for your comment.
Which blender do you have or which container do you use for grinding?

Kind regards,
Christine G.
I am very much looking forward to the recipe
Carla von Grü
Dear Christine,

have fun trying it out.

do the gingerbreads succeed with almond milk instead of rice milk?
Thanks for your feedback
Carla von Grü
Dear Martina,
thank you very much for your question.

We have not tried this yet - but it should actually work.

Best regards and have fun trying it out.
Carla von Grü
Heike Dierlich
Carla von Grü
Carla von Grü