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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


Vegan Gingerbread 
(an evolving recipe)

My friend Marghretta adapted this from Vegetarian Times and I have further refined it (but without refined sugar). It makes a lovely ending for a fall or winter meal or stands alone as refreshments for a meeting. Good for lunchboxes too. Tastes as rich as one with eggs and dairy but minus the cruelty and the bad fats.

1/3 cup walnut oil (if your health food store does not have this use corn oil – please use oils that are not processed with heat and solvents, i.e. do not buy oil in plastic bottles at the supermarket, use unrefined cold pressed oils)
1/3 cup molasses
2/3 cup maple syrup
Oranges to make 1-1/4 cups juice, about four
2 1/2 cups flour – use whole wheat pastry flour or half regular whole wheat flour and half unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon each baking soda and cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon each cloves and sea salt
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Juice the oranges.

In a large bowl mix the wet ingredients. If you do the oil first the molasses and syrup will not stick to the measuring cup.  This is nice and easy – you don’t need to use (or wash) the mixer.

In a medium bowl sift the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Stir in
raisins and nuts.  

Zest the oranges before juicing and add the zest. The recipe says a tablespoon, but the amount is not critical.

Stir the wet ingredients again, add the dry ingredients and stir until well
mixed but don’t overdo it.

Oil a 9 x 13 x 2 Pyrex dish.  Pour in the batter and bake for about 30
minutes.  May be five minutes more or less depending on your oven. Cool in pan 5 minutes and turn out.  Cool on rack.  

The last time I topped it with orange marmalade (the kind sweetened with fruit juice). This makes 24 servings of 173 calories (without the nuts) 3 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber (with all whole wheat flour) and 0 cholesterol.


For more info  Robbie@mhvs.org

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