German “Lebkuchen” Recipe

This recipe is inspired by my grandmother who is the master of Christmas Cookies! Like literally, she can stand competition of many confectioners! The great thing is that I learn so much from her and I always love baking with her and just enjoying some quiet time!
This recipe is inspired by one of hers, I veganized it;-). These “Lebkuchen” aren´t as pretty as hers, but they look way better than any other ones I made so far.


What you´ll need:

  • 50g whole wheat flour
  • 100g agave sirup
  • 100g margarine
  • chia “eggs” (a little chia sees-really only a few-with water, let sit)
  • spice
  • 100g almonds
  • 100g hazelnuts
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • whole hazelnuts
  • apricot jam
  • sugar, if you want it sweeter

Mix together the dry ingredients, except for the hazelnuts and the jam, then add the wet ingredients and mix. Mould into little balls and press onto oblates/edible paper (what do you say for these little round white paper thingys..?!). Cut the hazelnuts in two and press 3 halves into the dough. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180°C. Let cool. With a baking brush cover the “Lebkuchen” with apricot jam. Let sit for a little! Done!


Hope you liked it!


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