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Delicious and decadent, these gingerbread millionaire shortbread are perfect for the festive season and they happen to be both gluten-free AND vegan!
I can’t believe there’s only a few more sleeps left before Christmas Day! Is it just me or has this year flown by? If you’re looking for a last-minute festive treat that’s both gluten-free and vegan (and delicious!), then you have to try these festive gingerbread millionaires shortbread.
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love millionaires shortbread, so I decided to put a fun spin on a classic dessert and make it festive by adding gingerbread spices (ginger, cinnamon and allspice) in the caramel centre. I also used date molasses to add to the depth of the gingerbread flavour.
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Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Millionaires Shortbread
Makes – 8 squares
For the shortbread base
120g FREEE Gluten-free Plain White Flour
70g dairy-free butter, chilled
1 tbsp maple syrup
A pinch of salt
For the gingerbread caramel centre
130g smooth almond butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp molasses or date syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
A pinch of salt
For the topping
150g dark chocolate
½ tbsp coconut oil
Gingerbread men for decoration
Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
Place the gluten-free flour, chilled butter, maple syrup and a pinch of salt in a food processor and pulse until you have a smooth dough.
Transfer into a loaf tin lined with baking paper (I used a 22×12 cm loaf tin) and press down to create an even base. Prick with a fork and bake for 25 minutes. Leave to cool while you prepare the caramel layer.
Add all the caramel ingredients into a saucepan and heat until melted and you have a smooth mixture, then spread over the base.
Freeze for 30 minutes, then pour the melted chocolate on top and decorate with the gingerbread men.
Freeze again for 2 hours, then slice into 8 squares*
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
*I like to pour some hot water over the blade of a sharp knife before slicing. This will make it easier to slice through the chocolate topping and avoid it cracking.