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Gingerbread with Buttermilk

Recipe: Gingerbread w/ Buttermilk

Let’s Cook it Right” is a celebrated cookbook dedicated to good health, good sense, and good eating. Adelle Davis believed that food should first and foremost be delicious.  This cookbook is full of ways to prepare fresh foods of all kinds in the most minimally-impacted, health preserving manner.  This book contains easy to follow recipes, a table of equivalents and an index.  The nutritional facts below were prepared by the graduate students at Cal State Los Angeles’ School of Kinesiology and the Nutritional Science program.

Let’s Cook it Right Page #: 498

Amount for 4 servings:

1/3 cup                        crisco pure vegetable oil        1 cup               whole wheat flour

1/2 cup             wheat germ-raw                        3 tsp                 baking powder

1 each              large whole fresh egg                1/4 cup             whole dry powdered milk

2/3 cup             brer rabbit dark molasses           2 tsp                 ginger root -raw

1/3 cup             white granulated sugar               1 tsp                 cinnamon-ground

3/4 cup             buttermilk-cultured-low fat         1/2 tsp              table salt


Nutrition Facts:


Serving Size: 203.55 g
Calories:  573.57
Protein:  11.34 g
Total fat: 23.38 g
Saturated fat: 4.08 g
Cholesterol:  62.72 mg
Carbohydrates: 89.41 g
Fiber: 5.33 g
Sodium: 778.66 g
Iron:  10.42 mg
Vitamin A: 169.79 IU
Vitamin C:  1.36 mg
Vitamin D:  32.28 IU
Thiamin:  0.28 mg
Riboflavin: 0.32 mg
Niacin:  3.34 mg
Vitamin B6: 0.16 mg
Folic acid:  24.61 mcg
Magnesium:  56.19 mg
Vitamin K:  0.16 mcg
Diabetic Exchange Values:  1.7 bread/starch