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Gluten Free Gingerbread

This deliciously spice gingerbread is absolutely perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: baking, christmas, gluten free flour
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 338kcal
Cost: $4


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum only if your flour does not contain xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • powdered sugar for dusting, if desired
  • whipped cream for serving, optional
  • cranberries or cherries for serving, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch square pan. In a large bowl, cream together the sugars and butter.
  • Beat in the egg, then mix in the molasses.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water.
  • Pour into the prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Continue baking another 10-15 minutes if necessary. Allow to cool in the pan before serving. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped and cranberries or cherries, if desired.


  • Flour notes: Make sure your gluten free flour contains xanthan gum or add 1/2 tsp xanthan gum if it does not.
  • Vegan: Sub egg with flax egg and butter with vegan butter.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 57g