Lemon Glazed Gingerbread

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread

A simple and hearty gingerbread square made with whole wheat flour and molasses which give it substance and sweetness, making the perfect snack


12 pieces


Gingerbread Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


1. To make the gingerbread, begin by sifting together the dry ingredients.

2. Stir in the remaining gingerbread ingredients one by one, in the order they are listed.

3. Spread mixture into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until gingerbread tests done with a toothpick.

5. While gingerbread is baking, mix together the ingredients for the lemon glaze.

6. When the gingerbread is removed from oven, immediately poke holes in the surface with a wooden pick and pour on glaze. (Dotting the surface allows the glaze to seep in evenly into the gingerbread.)

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread
Lemon-glazed gingerbread
Additional Notes: 

This recipe and photo were submitted by guest chef Ruth Ament.

She writes, "You can halve the lemon glaze or leave it off altogether if you're suspicious about the combination. ;-)

"Also I discovered that a small knitting needle makes a great substitute for a toothpick...but that's probably not advice so much as it is evidence of my combining my hobbies again. It was a clean knitting needle, I promise."

Lemon-glazed gingerbread

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love that this is easy to make, and pretty healthy too. :) It is not very sweet, so don't expect a sweet bread or you might be disappointed! This would be a great side dish for a soup-and-salad kind of meal... but not really a dessert in my opinion. ;)

So think "side dish" and get creative! This is an easy way to spice up a simple meal -- literally! ;)


The spicy smell and hearty texture make this such comfort food! It was a little on the dry side for me, so next time I'll double the lemon glaze (which was so good anyway!).


I just whipped this up today & thanks to 3 hungry boys it is all gone! Very good with ice cream too.


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