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Low Carb Gingerbread House
1/2 cup vanilla whey or egg white protein
3/4 cup almond flour
2 TBS coconut flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
4 TBS Swerve (or a few drops stevia glycerite)
1-2 TBS water (just enough to hold the dough together)
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 oz cream cheese or coconut cream
2 TBS unsweetened almond milk
3 TBS Swerve OR a touch of stevia glycerite (to taste)
COLORING: India Tree Natural Decorating Colors
In a large bowl cream the butter and sweetener together until very smooth. Sift the baking soda, spices, salt, and whey into the almond and coconut flour, then slowly add the almond flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix until well combined, then slowly add water just until the dough is soft, yet able to roll out. Form into a tight ball and cool in the fridge to chill.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the dough onto a non-stick surface (I used parchment paper), then top it with another piece of non-stick surface (again, I used parchment paper) roll the dough out into about 1/4 inch high. Cut the dough with cookie cutters, and place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the shape) or until golden brown.
To assemble: Decide how you want your house to be positioned on the base. Make sure the base is big enough so you will have plenty of space for a front walkway, bushes along the side of the house, a backyard, etc. Lay your walls down on the base where they will go. Pipe a line of icing in an L shape for two adjoining walls, as well as a strip of icing along the inside edge of one wall. Carefully stand the walls up and hold in place a few minutes until stable. Repeat steps 4-5 for the other sides of the house. Let the icing dry and harden before attaching the roof. Pipe a line of icing all along the top edge of the walls. Gently place the two roof pieces on the house simultaneously. Hold the roof in place for a few minutes until the roof is stable. Then pipe a strip of icing along the ridgeline. Wait for the icing to dry and harden completely before decorating the house.
Wow, I’m impressed! Your energy amazes me! 🙂
Thanks Jennifer! I did a lot of blog posts and recipes before the boys came;) lol
I am gluten intolerance. I’m sure I have celiac but I stopped gluten 6 months before I was tested. I agree with your post. I tend to try and not use process food as much. I try to eat mostly natural food. My problem is my b12 and iron are low. I can not seem to get it up in range. B12 pills are not working. What do you suggest?
I have a question: My girls have been bugging me to make a gingerbread house this year so this would be perfect, but can you let this sit out for a few days like a “real” gingerbread house and then eat it?
Yes Teresa, if you use coconut oil no refrigeration is required.
You did not include how much baking soda in the ingredients! I’m mixing it up right now and saw it in the directions but not in the ingredients….;0
Oops! No need for baking powder;)
I just made a load of gingerbread men for my son’s class party using this recipe and they are delicious! Will definatly be trying out the house and making a few more batches over the holidays! Thank you!
Thanks Ruth! I’m SOOOO happy you liked it!
Hi Maria! Any measurement advice for using Just Like Sugar in these?
I would use the same amount of Just Like Sugar as Truvia (4 TBS for the cookie and adjust to your liking).
They were tough to roll out, but well worth it. Mine came out like a spiced shortbread and we’re loving them. Perhaps next time around I’ll throw in some fresh ginger in addition to the current spices for a bit more snap. . .
Thanks for another great recipe!
I just LOVE you, I am having my grandchildren over to bake cookies next week and have been fretting over a healthy low carb recipe! Do you have one to replace sugar cookies too?? Mine is butter, flour, sugar, eggs and vanilla!!
Thank you Jessica! 🙂
Carolyn, I have a snickerdoodle cookie in my kids book that is great! 🙂
Hi maria, is there a way to make them without whey protein? We have some allergies! Thank you 🙂
You could try egg white protein. If that is an issue too, this is an option. 🙂
Can we use this recipe to out in molds for gingerbread trains? When a dough is too soft, I have found it does not come out of the mold well. Thanks
Yes, that should work. 🙂
Can I use actual egg white? How about actual yoghurt instead of vanilla whey ?
Sorry, that won’t work.