Apple and ginger does sound nice. Let us know how you get on. You can also get blackstrap molasses from health food shops- it is great because it contains lots of goodstuff (iron and other vitamins) as well as being sweet.
Mmm, I made the BBC Food ones, wannabe. They look and taste lovely.
drladybird, I'd like to make a healthier version for DS, but I'm not sure that I like the taste of molasses. I love the idea of adding dried pear - I love dried apple, so I'll try that I think, apple and ginger sounds lovely.
I developed this Gingerbread recipe. It has no refined sugar but is still sweet and tasty. I added some dried pear which gives it a nice chewy texture and fruity flavour too. It was a hit with my little one and hubby.