Warm gingerbread is a nice, comforting treat on a cold winters evening. Applesauce is a nice addition.
You can substitute an equal amount of wheat flour for the gluten free all purpose flour. I have made it both ways many times and it comes out great either way.
Gluten Free Applesauce Gingerbread
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 large egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar and molasses. Beat in egg. Stir in applesauce.
Add flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon to batter. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into greased and floured 8×8 inch pan or 8 inch round pan.
Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. If desired, after 5 minutes of cooling, you can invert gingerbread onto a wire rack. When cool transfer to serving plate.
Serve with whipped cream or your favorite non dairy whipped topping, if desired.
This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9×13 pan.
Moist, flavorful, delicious. You won’t even miss the wheat!