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Recipe: Gingerbread Brownies

Are you still looking for a cake recipe for the Christmas or Advent season?

Maybe we have something for you, because brownies are almost the only way to win!

Brownies - the favorite of all guests!

Brownies are a real all-rounder and very popular with most people. We refined our brownies with wonderful, Christmas-tasting spices. Because who can resist the taste of gingerbread and chocolate?

The brownies are perfect as a dessert for guests, for your loved ones or as a treat for yourself.

With our recipe, the brownies are quick to make, easy to prepare and taste great for both young and old. They are also gut-friendly, contain no refined sugars or sugar substitutes, are vegan and gluten-free.

Brownies and mini pretzels put together to form a kind of reindeer The brownies will delight young and old alike!

Gingerbread Brownies – a Christmas treat

Have fun baking and enjoy!



  • 250ml oat milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 50g dates (pitted)
  • 120g ground almonds
  • 120g buckwheat flour
  • 120g baking cocoa
  • 3 tbsp gingerbread spice
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of baking powder
  • 90g yogurt (natural yogurt / unsweetened soy yogurt)
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 100ml maple syrup
  • 150ml hot water
  • 120g apple pulp (unsweetened)
  • Peel of an ORGANIC orange
  • Zest of half an organic lemon


  • 2 avocados
  • 180g yogurt (natural yogurt / unsweetened soy yogurt)
  • 3 tsp psyllium husks
  • 40g cocoa
  • 80g maple syrup
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice
  • some peel from an organic orange

Preparation – this is how the brownies are sure to turn out

Mix the oat milk with the apple cider vinegar and set aside. Mix the flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons of water and pour hot water over the dates in a separate bowl. Allow both to swell or soak for about 10 minutes.

Line a square sheet cake tin (approx. 18x 21 cm) with baking paper.

In a mixing bowl, mix the ground almonds, buckwheat flour, cocoa, gingerbread spice and baking powder together well.

In the next step, drain the water from the dates and add the maple syrup. Puree the whole thing well.

Now add the date-maple syrup, the yogurt, the coconut oil, the flax seeds, the oat milk-apple cider vinegar mixture and the hot water to the dry ingredients. Lastly, add the applesauce to the bowl.

Using a grater, grate the peel of the orange and half a lemon into the bowl with the dough.

The ingredients are mixed with a hand mixer, not for too long, and poured into the baking pan.

Now the brownies have to bake at 180°C for about 60 minutes.

After baking, let the brownies cool thoroughly and only then remove them from the baking pan. Otherwise there is a risk that they will fall apart.

For the cream, all the ingredients are pureed together and then added to the cooled cake.

The brownies taste best after they have rested for a few hours.

How long do the brownies last and where do I store them?

The brownies can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Baked too much? You can also freeze the brownies (without cream) and defrost them again if necessary. The cream tastes best when it is freshly prepared.

You can find this recipe and many other wholesome, gut-friendly dishes and desserts in our “Microbiome Food” recipe book.

You can find the direct link here: Microbiome food recipes for your intestinal bacteria

Christmas cookies next to a Christmas wreath The brownies are the right dessert for a cozy Advent Sunday or Christmas holiday

How healthy are the brownies?

The benefits of the ingredients for your intestinal health

Buckwheat: buckwheat is gluten free and therefore also compatible with people with celiac disease or gluten allergy. Buckwheat can also help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol) in the blood and only causes blood sugar levels to rise slowly after consumption. This way, cravings can be prevented. Buckwheat is a good one Source of fiber and rich in B vitamins , vitamin K , potassium , calcium , iron and Magnesium . (1)

Almonds: The flavonoid contained in almonds Proanthocyanidin can stimulate fat cells to release insulin and thus lower blood sugar levels. Additionally contains almonds Antioxidants that can bind free radicals and at the same time support metabolism. They also minimize the risk of irritation to the digestive tract. In addition, almonds contain a lot Vitamin E and fiber . (2)

Avocados : contain a lot simple – and polyunsaturated fatty acids . Especially oleic acid, which can have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. It can have a mitigating effect on joint inflammation. Blood lipids and cholesterol levels can also improve. Fatty acids are also important for our brain and mental health. Avocados can improve our mood and help with depression by preventing the formation of homocysteine. Homocysteine ​​is an amino acid that is produced from time to time in the body and reduces the production of our happiness hormones. Homocysteine ​​can also trigger inflammation. What you might not believe at first glance: there are a lot of avocados in them Fiber .

However, avocados should not be eaten during pregnancy or breastfeeding as they can have a negative effect on the mammary glands. (3)

Cocoa: Cocoa contains many so-called bioactive ingredients that can counteract inflammation, oxidative stress, high blood pressure, obesity, sugar and lipid metabolism disorders. (4) In addition, cocoa contains many Antioxidants and Minerals that can ensure healthy bones and thus reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Cocoa also contains the happiness hormones Serotonin and Dopamine and can thereby improve our mood. (5) Those contained in cocoa Flavonoids also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. (6)

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You can find more delicious and gut-friendly recipes on our blog. Try it: Superfood nut wedges

Microbiome food – recipes for your intestinal bacteria

Diet forms the basis of a healthy microbiome. If you give your intestinal bacteria the right food, you will contribute to a healthy balance in your microbiome and help you feel better. In the myBioma recipe book you will find a selection of 40 gut-friendly recipes with additional nutritional knowledge. You can find more information here: Microbiome food – recipes for your intestinal bacteria .

Christmas brownies, Christmas wreath, mini pretzel,


This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical information or instructions. The recipes are intended for inspiration and are not intended as therapeutic measures. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you contact a doctor or other expert immediately.


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Evelyn Weiler BSc.
Evelyn Weiler BSc.
As a nutritionist and expert in intestinal health, Evelyn analyses current studies on nutrition and uses this knowledge to develop well-founded recommendations and innovative solutions. Her passion for nutrition is also evident in her cooking, where she enjoys experimenting and creating healthy, gut-friendly recipes, especially for people with special dietary requirements.