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Spice It Up! 12 Inventive Ways to Use Candied Ginger

And so my candied ginger journey concludes. I’ve made my own, and even shared what to do with the leftover syrup (ginger ale!).

Now it’s time to get baking — and cooking!

I’ve rounded up 12 delicious recipes highlighting candied ginger. And I love each and every one. As I’ve gotten more (ahem) “mature,” I find that my taste in sweets tends more toward the subtle, as opposed to cloying. I’m more appreciative of a cookie — or slice of cake — that doesn’t hit me all at once with a rush of sugar. The “kick” of fresh ginger tempers that sweetness perfectly.

Even better, you’ll love the look on your guests’ faces as they experience the unexpected mild heat that ginger imparts (see if they can guess what the ingredient is!). I’ve had guests seek me out — half-eaten cookie in hand — saying, “Okay, what is in these??”

Better still? It’s pretty! Whether in thin strips or tiny chunks, candied ginger lends a quiet “sparkle” to your dishes, whether you sprinkle it on top or fold it within.

A TWIST ON BANANA BREAD

banana bread with chocolate chips and ginger
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

Who doesn’t love banana bread? But let’s face it, it can get a bit…predictable. Well it’s anything but in this recipe, studded with lots of chocolate chips and chopped candied ginger.
Get the recipe at Babble

SUGAR COOKIES WITH A LEMONY GLAZE

candied ginger sugar cookies with lemon glaze
Image Source: Sheri Silver

Sugar cookies step up with candied ginger inside and a fresh lemony glaze on top!
Get the recipe at Babble

GINGER GRANOLA BARS

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

So easy to make, and a healthy alternative to most on-the-go snacks – you’ll want these in your lunchbox as well as your kids’!

Get the recipe at Babble

GINGER PANCAKES

baking bites gingerbread pancakes
Image Source: Baking Bites

Wake up your morning – and your pancakes – with the addition of candied ginger! This “secret ingredient” lends an unexpected spicy sweetness to the breakfast table.

Recipe courtesy of Baking Bites

CHOCOLATE MINI CAKES

Lime zest and macadamia nuts team up with candied ginger in these mini cakes. They’re baked up in muffin tins so you don’ t have to feel “too” guilty about having one. Or two.

Recipe courtesy of Barefoot Kitchen Witch

TRIPLE GINGER SNAPS

Image Source: Ingredients of a 20 Something
Image Source: Ingredients of a 20 Something

Looking for a cookie that’s a bit unexpected? These ginger snaps are a triple threat, with crunch and sweet heat courtesy of fresh, ground and of course, candied ginger.

Recipe courtesy of Ingredients Of a 20 Something

GINGER TRUFFLES

The heat of both fresh and candied ginger are offset by the chocolate in these dairy-free, vegan truffles.

Recipe courtesy of Couldn’t Be Parve

GINGER SPONGE CAKE WITH CANDIED GINGER CREAM

raspberri cupcakes ginger sponge cake
Image Source: Raspberri Cupcakes

This gorgeous sponge cake is filled with candied ginger whipped cream and topped with a fresh citrus curd glaze. Mouth. Watering.

Recipe courtesy of Raspberri Cupcakes

GINGER-CITRUS QUICK BREAD

Candied ginger and lots of lemon, lime and orange zest are a winning combination in this perfect-for-tea quick bread.

Image and recipe courtesy of Diva Eats World

GINGER PEACH SORBET

snixy kitchen candied ginger peach sorbet
Image Source: Snixy Kitchen

Zingy ginger and fresh peaches? This homemade sherbet makes summer suddenly feel very far away.

Recipe courtesy of Snixy Kitchen

SPICED PEACH JAM

you made that spiced peach jam
Image Source: You Made That

Candied ginger lends warmth and a bit of heat to fresh peach jam.

Recipe courtesy of You Made That

CHOCOLATE, GINGER AND ALMOND-BUTTER CUPS

the healthy foodie chocolate ginger almond butter cups
Image Source: The Healthy Foodie

Would you believe me if I told you that these decadent looking treats are actually healthy? And gluten-free? And high in protein? Believe it.

Recipe courtesy of The Healthy Foodie

 

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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