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Playing 14-Year-Old Twins Show Off Their Take on Gingerbread Pudding + a Minty Milkshake

“This recipe makes us happy – it makes our whole house smell like a gingerbread house! And we decided years ago that gingerbread house making is fun but in the end a little frustrating because you can’t eat the house! So we made a gingerbread recipe we could eat and share with friends. While this recipe has a couple parts to it, it is so worth it. The bread pudding is one of the most delicious desserts you can make for holiday festivities and will fill the house with the aromas of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg – yum! We hope you enjoy.” 


For the gingerbread:
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (2 % or whole)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour, (can also be made with gluten-free flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
For the bread pudding:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, (full-fat or use plain almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 apple, diced into small pieces (keep the skin on)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 6 cups gingerbread, 1-inch cubed (about 3/4 of the bread)


Serves: 6 servings


For the gingerbread: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine oil, molasses, yogurt, applesauce, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar. Once combined, add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.

Pour batter into parchment-lined dish and bake 40 minutes, or until a knife comes clean.

Let cool. (You can make this ahead of time and of course you can test it because you won’t be using the whole loaf.)

For the bread pudding: In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, syrup, salt, cinnamon and apple. Slowly add in the melted coconut oil.

Add in the cubed gingerbread and toss to gently coat all of the bread pieces.

In a greased, high-sided casserole dish, pour in the bread mix then gently press down the bread. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.