Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Here's the recipe for Gluten Free Gingerbread.


"Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread" -William Shakespeare, Playwright

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is such an easy recipe to make and gingerbread is the perfect breakfast. Low in calories and fat and high in fiber, you can't go wrong with the flavors that you loved as a kid.



Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1 slice

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

Bread will keep for 72 - 96 hours in a plastic bag. Reheat gently. This will freeze fairly well if sealed tightly in a plastic bag.

This recipe can be multiplied by two but must be cooked in two separate loaf pans.

Healthy Gingerbread recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Z-Sweet stevia or Splenda
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 1 1/2 quart glass Pyrex oblong loaf pan with foil (non-stick foil works best).

Whisk the egg yolk until smooth. Add the canola oil and whisk together until smooth. Add the Z-Sweet or SplendaŽ, applesauce, pumpkin and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the molasses.

In separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they begin to be very frothy and white. Do not beat into stiff peaks (the egg whites should about triple in volume).

Place the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and wheat germ in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl.

Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture. Add buttermilk and fold until smooth. As soon as the mixture is well blended add the frothed egg whites and fold together until smooth.

Pour the batter into the lined Pyrex dish. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven. Bake for 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 176 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 49% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 11% Iron 13%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 268 mg
Magnesium 49 mg