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flatlay several vegan german gingerbread lebkuchen cookies on cooling rack on white marble surface
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These moist, gingery Lebkuchen cookies are the perfect German gingerbread treat. Made with almonds and wholewheat flour for a healthy Christmas dessert or snack.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: German
Keyword: christmas, cookies
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Reena Sharma


  • 150 g almond flour
  • 150 g wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 200 ml maple syrup
  • 80 ml rapeseed oil


  • In a bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients and beat into a smooth dough.
  • Shape into 15 balls and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Flatten slightly then place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once completely cooled down, decorate with icing sugar (optional).


  • Coconut sugar, brown sugar or stevia can be used instead of maple syrup
  • Replace the rapeseed oil with any other oil, preferably a flavourless one
  • Gluten-free flour can be used instead of wholewheat


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg