These AIP Gingerbread Squares are the epitome of holiday comfort. They’re super soft and moist, AIP, paleo, vegan, coconut-free and full of deliciousness.
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I am not exaggerating when I say that these Gingerbread Squares fall within the top 5 baked goods I’ve ever made. They are so good! They are soft, light and absolutely scrumptious. They’re sweetened with ripe plantains, applesauce and blackstrap molasses and the olive oil makes these so unbelievably moist.
What I love most about these is that the flavor and the texture get better over time. In fact, I recommend baking these and leaving them covered on the countertop overnight for maximum moisture and flavor.
Here are the main ingredients that you’ll need for these AIP Gingerbread Squares:
- ripe plantain
- unsweetened applesauce
- olive oil
- unsulphured, blackstrap molasses
- green banana flour and tapioca starch
- cinnamon, powdered ginger and cloves
- apple cider vinegar
FAQs for these AIP Gingerbread Squares
Can I substitute the plantains?
Bananas won’t work as a substitute for the plantain in this recipe and I haven’t tried anything else. You’ll need a very ripe plantain (some black spots on the outside indicate it’s perfect) which imparts both sweetness and essential texture to these squares
Can I replace the green banana flour?
I have tested this recipe using 1/2 cup cassava flour and 1/2 cup tapioca starch and increased the baking time by 4-5 minutes but the texture is no where near the same using the green banana flour. My recommendation is to stick with green banana flour for optimal results. I recommend this brand. Canadians, you can find this on well.ca and at many health food stores.
Can I use arrowroot starch instead of tapioca starch?
I don’t recommend this substitution in this recipe.
How do I store these?
Store in a sealed container on the countertop for up to 2 days, and then refrigerate for up to 7 days.
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