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Oatmeal Protein Gingerbread Men Recipe

18th December 2017

By Harriet Mallinson | Published on December 18, 2017

If you have kids – or are just a kid yourself at heart – it’s not Christmas until you’ve created gingerbread men full of spicy goodness and decorated with questionable outfits.

This recipe uses protein powder and oatmeal for a healthy alternative to the traditional high fat gingerbread recipe.

So dig out your old cookie cutters and get creative!


Makes: 8-10 cookies | Prep: 10min  | Cook: 6-8min


You’ll Need

300g instant porridge oats

125g Bio-Synergy coconut protein powder

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

3 large eggs

50g brown sugar

40g butter


American hard gums

Blue, white and pink icing



Step 1: Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5

Step 2: Grind oats in a food processor until you get the consistency of flour (optional)

Step 3: Combine the oat flour with Bio-Synergy coconut protein powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and set aside

Step 4: Warm the butter in the oven or using a saucepan until almost liquid

Step 5: Whisk together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla. Add this to the oat flour and protein powder, and mix well

Step 6: Line a baking tray with baking paper and roll out the cookie dough on a smooth surface sprinkled with flour

Step 7: Use cookie cutters to shape your dough into gingerbread men – or any other figures you fancy – and line up them on the tray

Step 8: Bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Don’t overbake. Leave to cool for 5 minutes

Step 9: Decorate… and devour!


– RELATED: Energizing Ginger Spice Pumpkin Soup


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