Grittibänz with wholemeal flour

Grättimaa, Grittibänz and Elggermaa – the gingerbread men have lots of different names. One thing is for sure: the homemade ones taste best.


Ingredients for four Grittibänze


wholemeal flour

1 teaspoon


1 piece or 1 sachet

yeast or dried yeast


apple juice


soft butter




  1. If using fresh yeast, crumble and dissolve into the apple juice; otherwise, mixed the dried yeast into the flour
  2. Knead the butter into the wholemeal flour
  3. Add the salt
  4. Add the liquid yeast mixture (if using)
  5. Knead to a soft dough and leave to prove until doubled in size (about 1 hour)
  6. Divide the dough into four, keeping a little back for decorations
  7. Knead each piece into an oval, make cuts for the arms and legs and form a head on the end
  8. Use the rest of the dough to make decorations such as neckerchiefs and hats
  9. Beat the egg and glaze the Grittibänze
  10. Roast in the preheated oven at 180° for 25-30 minutes


Nutritional value per portion
  • kcal: 671
  • Protein: 19.3 g
  • Carbohydrate: 100 g     
  • Fat: 21.2 g     

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