Gluten free, refined sugar free gingerbread slice with salted caramel butter frosting


Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and smell like Christmas too with all the baking that’s been going on in Merrymaker land. You’re seriously going to LOVE this gluten free, refined sugar free gingerbread slice recipe! 

If you’re not a fan of gingerbread cookies or gingerbread houses (omg how could you not be?) then let us tempt you with our healthy gingerbread slice instead! The real standout? The salted caramel butter frosting… um, we know, you could seriously just make it and eat it by the spoonful (probably don’t really do that).

Anyway, this healthy gluten free, refined sugar free gingerbread slice is going to be perfect for your Christmas day dessert buffet or even just a simple afternoon tea, we think everyone will love it!

If you make this slice (or any of our recipes) be sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook with your epic creations! We seriously love seeing them all!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla


Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free Gingerbread Slice with Salted Caramel Butter Frosting

The perfect slice for your Christmas dessert buffet! Or even a nice Chrissy afternoon tea! The frosting really is the show stopper!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 125 g (4.4 oz) butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (carton)


  • 100 g (3.5 oz) butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup pitted dates soaked in boiling water from 10 mins, then drained
  • 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inch) slice tin with baking paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl place the almond meal, coconut flour, coconut sugar, ginger, cinnamon and mix well.
  • In your mix master place the butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Mix on low until combined. It might look a little curdled, that's ok!
  • Add the butter mix to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until combined.
  • Transfer into the prepared tin and smooth it down evenly. 
  • Place into the oven for 20 minutes, once cooked, take out and allow to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, let's make the icing! Simply place all ingredients into your high powered blender and whiz until smooth, we left our dates a little chunky for yum factor!
  • Once the slice in cool, spread the salted caramel butter frosting on top, slice and serve! YUM!


Feel free to leave off the frosting! The slice is super delish just by itself!
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