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vegan protein gingerbread house

Prep - 55 Minutes
Cook - 10 Minutes
1 Servings

A gingerbread house seems like a daunting task to take on during the hustle and bustle of the busy Christmas period. But once you’ve read this recipe and seen how easy it can be, you’re not going to be able to resist having a go!

Everyone knows that gingerbread is what Christmas is all about… this vegan gingerbread house recipe will leave you with a festive scene that not only looks good but tastes amazing too. AND it’s gluten free. What could be better?

It may take a bit of time to stick the sides together and set the icing, but good things come to those who wait… right? We promise you it will be worth it when you’re looking at the finished product.

The best part about this gingerbread house is that its protein packed! Both the house itself and the icing have added protein – and you have complete flexibility to add more in the decorations too! We used our Cookie Dough Protein Bars as steppingstones and crumbled up Choc Fudge Brownies as pebbles! Feel free to decorate with any ingredients you fancy – or anything you have stored away in your cupboard.

The house itself was made with our Unflavoured Pea Protein, which is 80% protein and has all sorts of goodies inside such as iron and zinc. Struggling to find excuses not to make this gingerbread house yourself? Believe me, so are we.

The icing has added Vitality Vanilla Matcha Supershake and Immunity Red Berry Supershake, for added green and red colouring, plus it makes the icing technically protein filled now too! Just to make you feel a bit better about fitting this one in around all the other delicious Christmas treats you’ll be indulging in this festive season…

Overall, this vegan protein gingerbread house (what a mouthful) is the reindeer’s antlers this Christmas! We can see absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t try making it yourself.

You can also use this recipe to make some protein gingerbread men cookies too! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe and some pictures.

Download the Christmas gingerbread house template here.

INGREDIENTS

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE

  • 250g vegan butter
  • 300g soft brown sugar (recommend dark muscovado for colour but you can use coconut sugar)
  • 250g plain flour - use GF if required
  • 250g oat flour
  • 60g Pulsin Unflavoured Pea Protein
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ICING

  • 100ml aquafaba
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 20g Pulsin Immunity Supershake
  • 20g Pulsin Vitality Supershake
  • DECORATIONS

  • Dried fruits, nuts or other decorations - we added cranberries and chopped hazelnuts but you can add whatever you like!
  • Enrobed brownies and protein bars - these work well cut up as stepping stones and pebbles
  • Holly, fairy lights, gold ribbons - any christmassy decorations!

METHOD

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)

STEP 2

Melt vegan butter. Mix dry ingredients, add in melted butter and mix into dough. If needed add a some cold water to help It stick (1-2 tbsp)

STEP 3

Take small amounts of dough and roll these out to the correct sizes for the template. Roll out to approx. 5mm thickness and cut around the templates– any spare can be gingerbread men or star… Bake for 10-12 mins, remove from oven and cool for at least an hour.

STEP 4

For the icing, whip the aquafaba with a balloon whisk or hand whisk until stiff peaks. Add the vanilla. Add in the icing sugar in small batches until fully combined and a glossy and thick icing has been made. Split this into 3 bowls- one larger white version, two smaller versions to add protein to these two. For the two smaller bowls, add in 20g of each protein powder and fold in until combined. These will create the coloured icings to decorate- Or you could just use white icing to decorate. Add each icing to a separate piping bag, white is best with a round nozzle but the other colours can be any shape.

STEP 5

To form the house, stick one side and front piece together and hold in place. Add on the opposite side and back piece and use these to hold the house together. You may need to hold these in place using tins or jars. This will need to set for at least 1 hr.

STEP 6

When the base is set, stick the sides of the roof in place and again, hold this in place with tins or jars, this may be more tricky to set in place so be careful! Again, allow to set for 1hr before finishing any decoration.

STEP 7

Once the structure is set, it’s time to decorate! Using the coloured icing, pipe patterns onto the house however you want! Use any extra icing to decorate space biscuits.

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