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Ginger Bars

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  • Author: Natalie McLaury
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


Simple dessert bars featuring candied ginger!


  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and mix in sugar. Whisk in egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, flaxseed meal, ground ginger, baking powder, and salt, mixing until combined. Stir in crystallized ginger. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 18-24 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool before cutting into pieces.


from Women’s Day magazine

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
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