Gingerbread man cookies with sugar-free protein frosting

by purelytwins

The recipe for the best super soft gingerbread man cookies.  A perfect recipe for holiday cookies! These gingerbread cookies are easy to roll out and made healthier with plantains, tigernut flour and a little molasses but still low in sugar.  Topped with sugar-free protein icing. These cookies are gluten-free, grain-free and egg-free.

Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe. A Perfect Christmas cookie. These cookies are gluten-free grain-free and egg-free. Made healthier with plantains, tigernut flour, low in sugar and a little molasses. Topped with sugar-free protein icing. ||

Oh we are jumping with joy over here.

Not only do we have cookies for you but the Holiday season is here. We admit we started listening to Christmas music at Thanksgiving. We love it.

We are ready to make soft, festive gingerbread man cookies with warm winter spices – made from scratch!

Easy gingerbread man cookie recipe that is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free

Let’s make this together..

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Make sure to share this super easy roll out gingerbread man cookie recipe with your friends.

We’ve been wanting to make a grain-free and egg-free gingerbread man cookie recipe for a long time. These cookies are so good! So dust off your gingerbread man cookie cutters, because you are definitely going to want to make these this holiday season!

This recipe is perfect for letting the kiddos decorate. I know Madison loves to help out.  She loved these cookies too.

Secretly healthy and soft Gingerbread Man Cookies Recipe ~ You’ll love these easy, delicious gingerbread men loaded with warm winter spices and sugar-free protein icing. These cookies are gluten-free grain-free dairy-free and egg-free! Perfect to enjoy this holiday season. ||

This recipe was inspired by our plantain based sugar cookies

These cookies are soft, not-to-spicy and super easy to make.

Soft roll-out gingerbread man cookies made from plantains, coconut butter and molasses

Plus these cookies are iced with our sugar-free protein icing that’s easy to pipe.

How to make the easiest roll out gluten-free grain-free egg-free gingerbread man cookies! These are so good and made with sugar-free protein icing. ||

This recipe might look complicated but promise it’s not.

These are so yummy and good for you too!

We never knew we were huge fans of gingerbread cookies until we made these! They have the perfect amount of spice, but they are soft too.

The BEST recipe for softy chewy gingerbread cookies. A new family favorite recipe that you will love as it's made from just a few simple and healthy ingredients. The perfect little gingerbread men cookies. ||

We love using plantains as part of our flour in recipes.

If you can’t get a fresh plantain you can use green unripe bananas or use plantain flour. Start with 1/4 cup plantain flour and go from there.

For the flour blend  you can use any gluten-free flour of your liking.


Soft gingerbread man cookies with sugar-free protein frosting

Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe. A Perfect Christmas cookie.
Taste delicious! Everyone will love these cookies. Made healthier with plantains and a little black strap molasses.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: depending on cookie cutter amount will vary



cookie recipe

  • 1/2 green-yellow plantain (100g after being peeled)
  • 1 cup +2 tablespoons gluten-free/paleo flour blend
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar (we used xylitol, can use coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup black strap molasses
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch – 1 tablespoon at a time to roll dough in

Sugar free icing

  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder of choice (we used pea protein)
  • 2 tablespoons water (add in slowly)
  • 23 drops of stevia


  1. Peel plantain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place plantain, coconut butter and sugar in blender or food processor.
  4. Blend.
  5. Next add in flour and spices.
  6. Blend.
  7. Add in molasses.
  8. Blend until combined.
  9. Batter with be a little sticky.
  10. Remove batter from blender and place on arrowroot starch covered surface.
  11. Start with 1-2 tablespoons.
  12. Begin to knead and roll out dough with a rolling pin.
  13. Adding in 1 tablespoon of arrowroot at a time until dough rolls out easily.
  14. Roll out dough to about 1/8″ thickness.
  15. Cut dough using gingerbread man cookie cutters and remove scraps.
  16. Transfer cookies to baking sheets using spatula.
  17. Re-roll scrap dough and cut remaining cookies.
  18. Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
  19. When cookies are done and cooling make icing.
  20. In a small bowl combine all icing ingredients.
  21. Slowly add in the water until the icing blends together smoothly.
  22. Spoon icing into a pipping bag and pipe onto cookies.

That’s it!

Told you they are easy to make. We’re so excited for you to try them!

Do you like gingerbread man cookies? Do you like soft or crunchy cookies?


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Deanna December 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Hi! Where is the frosting recipe? ☺

purelytwins December 2, 2015 - 10:18 pm

oh no sorry we forgot to add it, we will go add it. thanks for letting us know.

Kariane December 2, 2015 - 12:34 pm

These look great! And like a super fun project to make with kids. 🙂

purelytwins December 2, 2015 - 10:17 pm

thanks sweetie 🙂 oh yes it is always fun to get the kiddos involved!

Stacie December 4, 2015 - 6:19 am

Oh my goodness! I love gingerbread cookies – anything with molasses…yum!

ashcash December 5, 2015 - 3:51 pm

you used xylitol? why?? i always think of you girls as ones i can turn to for natural recipes.

purelytwins December 6, 2015 - 1:12 pm

We have used it the past with no problems. It is not an everyday thing and you don’t have to use it.

Catherine December 8, 2015 - 7:02 pm

I have been eating an incredibla amount of plantains for the last year,and I blame it on you:)
Seriously, I am impressed how well this recipe turned out; the dough is easy to work with, it holds shape perfectly and is just sticky enough.

I used only 2 Tbs coconut sugar and 2 Tsp molasse with a pinch of stevia, and it was sweet enough (you must consider little girls are quite generous with icing and sprinkle).

Don’t be afraid to use a lot of spices to hide the banana taste since it is not what people expect from gingerbread men.

I used a mix of oat, buckwheat, rice and barley flours

purelytwins December 8, 2015 - 7:52 pm

yay for plantain love 🙂 glad to hear you enjoyed these cookies! yay

Tara December 30, 2015 - 2:09 am

Could you give me an idea of some possible flour blends that might work in this recipe? I have tigernut flour, arrowroot, tapioca, cassava, coconut flour… Any idea if a combination of those would work, and if so, in what amounts?

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