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Kids will have fun building and decorating this healthy alternative to a store-bought gingerbread house.

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  • 6 slices Ben’s® Whole-Wheat Bread

    1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, melted

    Prepared white icing

    Assorted candies


    Gingerbread Spice Mix:

    2 tbsp (30 mL) ground cinnamon

    2 tbsp (30 mL) ground ginger

    1 tbsp (15 mL) ground allspice

    1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cloves

    1 tbsp (15 mL) ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°). Cut crusts from bread. Roll each slice of bread into 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness using a rolling pin. Trim to make straight edges.

Gingerbread Spice Mixture: Mix together cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg.

Whisk 1 tbsp (15 mL) spice mixture with melted butter; brush over bread slices. Place bread on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp.

“Glue” 4 slices of bread together with icing to form walls of house, then “glue” remaining two slices of bread with icing to form roof. Decorate with icing and candies.

Tip: Gingerbread spice mixture can be stored in an airtight jar for up to 1 month.

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