Bring on the holidays with this fragrant, tender gingerbread. The ingredients come from all over the world but play well together, hence the name Happy World. Gingerbread comes from Armenia and then from France. My version uses the maple syrup from my northern childhood and sorghum from my Southern life now. The spices were first used in India and the Middle East, olive oil comes from the Mediterranean, and bananas were first cultivated in Malaysia.
Spread the joy by sharing snack cake with friends or tucking pieces into a lunch bag. Your body will be happy that it tastes so good yet is made with whole grains, little oil, and has no cholesterol. Perfect for Christmas and Winter Solstice parties.