1

Begin by combining the flour, hemp protein, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.

2

Next add the molasses, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and milk. Mix until a ball of dough is formed and then either wrap in cling film or leave in the bowl and put in the fridge for 2+ hours.

3

When ready to bake preheat the oven to 180c and line 3 baking trays with parchment paper.

4

Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and rolling pin and roll the mixture out until it’s around the thickness of a £1 coin. Use your cutter to cut out the gingerbread men (or shapes of choices) and then carefully place them on the lined baking trays leaving little space in between each guy. Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes then leave to cool.

5

While your gingerbread men are baking prepare the icing by combining the icing sugar with the aquafaba, a little at a time until all mixed in. You should be left with icing that’s runny enough to pipe yet stiff enough to hold its shape once piped. To stiffen the icing, just add a little more icing sugar. Once happy with your icing, empty it into a piping bag and place in the fridge to harden slightly.

6

Once the gingerbread men have cooled decorate them with the icing and allow to dry before eating. Enjoy!