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AIP Gingerbread Bars Recipe
It is no secret that I love gingerbread. It’s also no secret that I love brownies.
So, I decided to combine both of my favorite treats, and this recipe for AIP gingerbread bars is the result. And they are delicious.
Plus, they have a fudgy texture like traditional brownies but without the fudge, of course. And they are even better the next day. That is, if you have any leftover!
And not only are they completely AIP-friendly, but they are also vegan as well. That means that you can serve them to all of your holiday guests without having to worry about food allergies or dietary preferences.
So get out your blender and a few easy-to-find ingredients and whip up a batch of these AIP gingerbread bars today!
Recipe Baking Tips and Suggestions
I know that AIP baking can be intimidating, and I completely understand that! However, this is one of the easiest recipes that you can make.
Just put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. That’s it! Of course, you could use a food processor or mixer if you don’t have a blender.
For the AIP flours, it is really best to weigh them to get an accurate measurement. Food scales are pretty inexpensive and pretty easy to find.
However, if you only have measuring cups, you’ll need to be careful when you measure your flours so you don’t accidentally use too much.
Stir the flours in their containers to fluff them up a bit. Then, spoon the flours into a measuring cup and use a knife to level off the top.
For the applesauce and coconut milk, we advise to use the unsweetened version since the sweetened ones aren’t always AIP-friendly. And if you are in doubt, always read the ingredients label to make sure there are no iffy ingredients included.
Whenever coconut oil is used in recipes, I usually advise to use refined instead of unrefined (or virgin) coconut oil since it has a much more mild coconut flavor.
However, since such a relatively small amount is used in this recipe, either would be okay. Just keep in mind that you might taste some coconut if you use unrefined coconut oil.
I know that you can purchase gingerbread spice blends in many grocery stores, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Spice blends can often have non-AIP ingredients, which you definitely do not want.
It’s best to use cinnamon powder and ginger powder to create the delicious gingerbread flavor. And ground cloves are also AIP-friendly. So, feel free to add a pinch if you want to add a bit of earthy spice to your gingerbread bars!
Other AIP Dessert Recipes to Try
If my AIP gingerbread bars have you hungry for even more delicious AIP dessert recipes, then you are in luck!
From apple cake and apple pie bars to strawberry shortcakes, you can have all of your favorite fruity AIP desserts you’ll ever want.
And if you are wanting more brownies recipes, then check out my raw brownie bites, “chocolate” brownies and even my coconut blondies recipe.
But if you are in need of more AIP holiday dessert recipes, then I have a pumpkin pie recipe that is just what you need.
And don’t miss my AIP gingerbread cookies recipe!
So, for all of these recipes and many more, just click this link for all of the AIP dessert recipes you’ll ever need.
Enjoy all of your favorite gingerbread flavors but without any inflammatory ingredients when you make this AIP Gingerbread Bars Recipe.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan and set aside.
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and combine to form a smooth batter. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
- Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (For chewy gingerbread bars, start checking after 20 minutes.)
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting into 12 bars. Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for 2 to 3 days.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Serving Size: 2 bars
- Calories: 123
- Sugar: 5 g
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 21 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 0 g