I just made this lovely little Keto Gingerbread House Recipe and it’s made with waffles! I’ve concocted a recipe that tastes just like a real gingerbread cookie! It’s nice and sturdy so it will hold up perfectly when you make a gingerbread house with it. It has a nice gingerbread flavor with a crispy outer crust that is to die for!
I used this Keto Royal Icing recipe to get this gingerbread house to stick together. I just love being able to make old-time favorite recipes sugar free and gluten-free for everyone to enjoy! This icing can be made ahead of time too. I can easily store in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks with no issues at all. The consistency of this icing is perfect for piping and perfect to hold this house together.
I used a square waffle maker for this recipe. I used the Hamilton Beach Belgian Style, Waffle Maker. It makes 4 square waffles at a time. Actually, they aren’t perfectly square. They are a little more rectangle-shaped. I will show you exactly what I mean in the instructions because there’s a part where we had to cut perfect squares to make this gingerbread house.
This recipe has one very special ingredient that makes this gingerbread flavor better than any other recipe out there. It’s made with Mapleine extract. I’ve only ever found it on Amazon. com. I highly suggest getting some because this extract is so good that this won’t be the only time you use it if you follow any of my recipes. Here’s another tip: You can use this Mapleine extract to turn any keto sweetener into brown sugar! Adding this Mapleine to sugar turns it into the most amazing brown sugar you will ever taste. It’s better than any brown sugar on the market today. Promise!
Keto Gingerbread House Recipe Ingredients
(Makes 8 waffles)
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Mapleine extract
- 6 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup Lakanto Monkfruit
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 4 tsp xanthan gum
- 4 eggs
Here are a few extra decorations ideas for you:
I’ve also seen some really cute straws that you can use for decorations too. There are so many Christmas colors out right now to choose from. This house doesn’t not only need to be decorated with candy. Get creative and use your imagination!
Keto Gingerbread house Recipe Instruction
Preheat the large waffle iron.
Melt 8 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe dish for about 30 seconds to a minute or until it’s fully melted.
Add the remaining ingredients together and mix it up until it’s fully combined.
Allow the batter to sit for about two minutes. This will allow the xanthan gum to thicken up a bit.
Divide the mixture into two equal parts if you are using a large 4 count waffle maker.
Bake the waffles for between 4 and 6 minutes. They should be slightly crispy on the outside and fully done in the middle
Remove them from the waffle maker and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Use a knife to trim the edges to make perfectly shaped waffles.
Use this Keto Royal Icing Recipe and add it to a large piping bag with a large round tip. You can use a star tip too if you want. It all depends on the look you want. In our photos, we used a round tip.
Once the waffles have completely cooled, you will use 7 of the waffles to assemble to this gingerbread house. You will need a helper for this part. You will need another set of hands to help you hold the bread while you pip the icing to stick it together.
Start by deciding what this gingerbread house will stand on because once you assemble it, you won’t want to move it. We used a cake plate.
These waffles are shaped like a rectangle.
Place two rectangles down longways.
Then for the front of the house place to waffles on each of the ends but place them tall. You will need to use scissors on cut the tops off of the tall waffles so they match the height of the others.
While one person holds the pieces together, the other person should use the royal icing to glue these sides together. Pipe a line of royal icing on the inside and the outside of each corner.
You can use toothpicks to hold this together if you don’t have a helper. Just remember to remove the toothpicks after the icing hardens and holds it together firmly.
Now cut one waffle just like this to create the triangle you need for the roof. You can eat the center part or use it for part of your gingerbread decorations once it’s assembled.
Now pipe the icing on all the edges of the triangles and place them on the front and back sides of the gingerbread house.
Next, lay the last two waffles on top of the triangles and pipe the tops and sides of each waffle to make sure it holds securely.
This is the part where you can use the remaining icing to get creative. We added a roof shingles and icicles to the edges of the roof.
We also used the royal icing to stick the sugar free candy cane circles around the house for decorations.
We use sugar free Lily’s chocolate chips as even more decorations on the house as well as a walkway leading to the house.
The remaining decorations around the house are unsweetened coconut that looks like snow.
Here are all of the photos we took while assembling this gingerbread house:
First, let me show you the final! Isn’t it pretty?!! All sugar free too! The chocolate chips are Lily’s sweetened with stevia too!
This is how we set up the base. You will need to cut off the tops of both ends so they are completely level with the side waffles so the house sits straight.
Here’s another photo that shows you why you need to cut off the end pieces.
To cut the triangle portion of the top of the house for the roof, you just need to cut one waffle just like this. It’s the perfect size triangle to hold the roof.
Perfecto! Now, before you assemble the triangles you will need to add the Royal Icing to all the outside edges of both triangles. One person will hold the triangles in place while the other person adds the roof pieces.
We made sure to add the Royal Icing to all the outside edges before assembling the roof. Very important for it to hold.
It fit perfectly! We did add a few toothpicks in the side edges (as you can see in the photo) just long enough for it to hold in place and allow the royal icing to harden a bit.
These waffles are pretty sturdy and not terribly light either. That Royal icing recipe works wonders in holding up this Keto Gingerbread House! I’m impressed!
We adding the Royal Icing to a piping bag with a Wilton #10 round tip and decorated the house. This is the part the kids will love to help with! There are all kinds of sugar free candies and gummy bears you can use to decorate your house.
We really enjoyed making this Keto Gingerbread house! It’s a wonderful project for you to do when you have family over for the holidays. It will keep the kids entertained for a few hours and they will be so proud of their decorations!
This recipe doesn’t have any preservatives. I won’t last very long out on display. As we ate some of the house we put a giant dinosaur next to it to make it look as though the dinosaur wrecked the house part that we ate! LOL! The kids loved that!
Tada! Isn’t it beautiful!
Keto Gingerbread House Recipe
- Preheat the large waffle iron.
- Melt 8 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe dish for about 30 seconds to a minute or until it's fully melted.
- Add the remaining ingredients together and mix it up until it's fully combined.
- Allow the batter to sit for about two minutes. This will allow the xanthan gum to thicken up a bit.
- Divide the mixture into two equal parts if you are using a large 4 count waffle maker.
- Bake the waffles for between 4 and 6 minutes. They should be slightly crispy on the outside and fully done in the middle
- Remove them from the waffle maker and allow them to cool on a wire rack.