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Magenbrot (Stomach Bread)

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

My family recently went to a German Market downtown and came back bearing gifts, okay well one gift: Magenbrot.


To be honest, that was the only vegan thing they brought home and I was apprehensive to try it. I mean it is named stomach bread after all. It looked like a halved piece of rye bread with a sugary glaze on top.


No thank you!


... But as I bit into it, my tastebuds sang, "Hallelujah!". The next day I set out to make my own. The traditional Magenbrot is a soft, sweet glazed biscuit that is quite similar to a gingerbread cookie. The warm spices co-mingle perfectly with the citrus undertones. If you don't have time to go to a German Market, this will give you a similar taste!

The gingerbread spice listed in the recipe consists of:

  • 1 T Ground Ginger

  • 1 T Ground Cinnamon

  • ½ T Ground Cloves

  • ¼ t Nutmeg

You can use this as a base for the Gingerbread Spice or find another one online!

What you should know about this Vegan Magenbrot recipe:

  1. It is 100% Vegan (aka there is zero dairy, egg, or any animal product in here)

  2. Easy & quick. Time is so essential, so I wanted to make this easy vegan dessert as quick as possible. Seriously, you can make this in less than an hour.

  3. Perfectly Sweet. It's like gingerbread & bread met and made a beautiful heaven.

Some Final Thoughts & Tips:

  • Glaze? You can eat this with or without the glaze, still tastes ah-mazing.

  • On Storing: Store your leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.


If you try out this recipe make sure to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #underthewillow on Instagram.

Want to save the recipe for later? Pin it on Pinterest HERE!

Hey there! I'm Elizabeth

I originally created this as a vegan food blog in 2018 and has since grown into a place of connection to not only our bodies but ourselves.

Here you will find tasty vegan recipes, personal growth tips, spiritual healing, and more!

xx Elizabeth 

Akashic Records Reader, Spiritual Teacher

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