Ginger Teff Men

Introducing Ellie Bullen, author and vegan-presenter of ElsasWholesomeLife. Rapunzel's fairytale intermixes characters from other storylines, including the three fairies of Snow White - and Ellie is our radiant Muse of Nutrition. Sharing many of our favorite recipes from ElsasWholesomeLife.

Ginger Teff Men

Makes 24


  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax seeds, ¼ cup water)

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup blackstrap molasses

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • 2-3 tbsp powdered ginger

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed spice/allspice

  • 1 tsp vanilla powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • 2 cups ivory teff flour


Step 1. Add the flax seeds, water, maple, molasses and coconut oil to a blender. Blend for 10 – 15 seconds.

Step 2.    Pour into a large mixing bowl.

Step 3.     Sieve in the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.

Step 4.     Stir together, then kneed with hands until forms a dough.

Step 5.     Allow 30-60 minutes to rest.

Step 6.     Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.

Step 7.     Roll dough out approximately 3mm thick on a lightly floured surface and begin to cut out gingerbread men with a cookie cutter.

Step 8.     Place cut gingerbread men on a baking tray and continue rolling out dough and cutting gingerbread men until all the dough is used up.

Step 9.     Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove and allow 15 minutes to cool.

Step 10. Decorate with icing, puffed quinoa and chocolate-coated cacao nibs.


I made a batch of raw cashew cake from my eBook- the black sesame and lime cake mix minus the sesame seeds and cacao powder.

Notes from Ellie: "Now you have your little Ginger Teff Men you can wrap them up as a gift for someone, share them with your family on Christmas, or use some of them to make an awesome GINGER-BREAD MAN SMOOTHIE"

Find Ellie's cookbooks here. Each one filled with plenty of plant based recipes just like this one.