Gingerbread Loaf {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}
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Yield: 12
 
Gingerbread Loaf {Healthier Starbucks Copycat} - gluten free, can be made dairy free. A delicious and healthier version that mimics the original.
Ingredients
For the loaf
  • 12 packets stevia *or ⅔ cup stevia for baking, or 1 tsp+ to taste concentrated powdered stevia (or ⅔ cup sugar substitute of choice. Could also use honey, sucanat, coconut sugar...etc, but nutrition will change)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (I used ¼ cup carton egg whites)
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce (or 2 snack packs)
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (or oil, or coconut oil for dairy free)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp candied orange peel * (should be in the baking aisle at the grocery store)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • 2½ tsps ginger (dried, ground)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
For the icing
  • 2 Tbsp lower fat cream cheese (use Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese or non dairy margarine for dairy free)
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp milk (just enough for it to come together)
  • 1 Tbsp candied orange peel (garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix together all the sweeteners and wet ingredients (stevia through to milk). Mix until smooth.
  3. To the same bowl, add in the dry ingredients (oat flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, salt). Mix until combined. Stir in 1 Tbsp of the candied orange peel by hand.
  4. Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour in the batter, and bake for approx 40 min until cooked through (test with a toothpick if you like).
  5. Remove from oven, cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk all the icing ingredients together (except orange peel). Slather on the cooled gingerbread loaf and sprinkle an additional 1 Tbsp of the candied orange peel on top of the icing.
  7. Could be left out at room temp for a day, but then store in the fridge to keep fresh, or can be frozen as well.
Notes
Nutrition (per slice with no icing) Calories: 100 Fat: 4 g Carbs: 14.8 g Sugar: 1.7 g Fiber: 2.2 g Sodium: 214 mg Protein: 3.2 g

*Compared to Starbucks (per slice) Calories: 440 Fat: 14 g Carbs: 74 g Sugars: 52 g Fiber: 1 g Sodium: 360 mg Protein: 5 g
Nutrition
Serving size: per slice with icing Calories: 147 Fat: 4 g Carbs: 25 g Sugar: 12 g Sodium: 214 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 3.2 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/gingerbread-loaf-healthier-starbucks-copycat/