SIBO Gingerbread Cookies

What says Christmas better than a cute Christmassy shaped gingerbread cookie? That's why when Rebecca hit the kitchen to develop the SIBO Christmas eCookbook, these super tasty SIBO-friendly gingerbread cookies were top of the list of recipes she wanted to create. Traditional cookies are off-limits when you have SIBO, but kids and adults alike mean you won't miss out on any of the fun this Christmas.

Why not take a batch to your next Christmas party, school fair or playdate you attend? They're sure to go down a storm! We love the varied selection of cookie cutters on the market and there are so many great shapes to choose from.  Don't stop at gingerbread people - turn your cookies into Christmas trees, snowflakes, stars or other fun designs.

Thanks to our lovely friends at Organic Angels for supplying the scrumptious organic produce featured in this recipe.  Click here to find out more about how they could deliver beautiful organic produce to your door.

SIBO friendly gingerbread cookies

Classification: Semi-restricted phase, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian

Rebecca Coomes The Healthy Gut blog SIBO friendly gingerbread cookies recipe

Makes 16 (2 per serving)



2 cups almond meal

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate/baking soda

3 tsp ground ginger

1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

3 tbs honey

4 tbs/80g/2.5oz butter


Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Sift the bicarbonate/baking soda into the mixture so it doesn't leave lumps.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and honey, then pour into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, then roll into a ball.

Place baking/parchment paper on your work surface. Place the dough on top, then cover with a second piece of paper. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to an even thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out as many shapes as you can. Place the cookies on the sheet. Leave a 2-3cm/1 inch gap between each cookie to allow it to expand during cooking.

Repeat the process until all the dough has been cut into cookies. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Want more SIBO Holiday recipes like this?

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Don’t feel deprived this holiday season!  The SIBO Holiday eCookbook is bursting with SIBO-friendly appetisers, sides, desserts and sweet treats.  All recipes are based on the SIBO Bi-Phasic Diet by Dr. Nirala Jacobi ND and clearly list what phase they are suitable for.

All recipes are 100% gluten-free and soy-free.  There are dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and low FODMAP options available. Recipes list AU and US measurements, temperatures and ingredient names.

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8 thoughts on “SIBO Gingerbread Cookies”

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! Gingerbread cookies specifically are one thing my son looks forward to around Christmas and he’s on Round 3 of SIBO treatment 🙁 Look forward to trying more! Thanks for giving hope through your podcasts and food 🙂

    1. Hi Danielle
      Just wait til he smells the wonderful aroma of gingerbread baking in the house. You will be the best mum in the world when he smells them cooking! I love gingerbread too so I’m so excited you can enjoy my recipe this Christmas.
      Happy baking!

    1. Hi Kristen
      Are you using the same ingredients as listed in the recipe? Or are you substituting some for others you can tolerate? If your mixture is too dry, you can add some extra moisture until it softens enough to roll into a ball. So you might like to add in a bit more melted butter for instance.

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