Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gingerbread Loaf

Since the spring, I have been eyeing this Gingerbread Loaf. I couldn't wait until the fall to try it. I made it early this October. I loved it, but I was inspired to make my own version. I was a little wary, as in the past my versions of recipes have been near disasters. However, I braved the waters and tried it. It worked! This loaf is perfect to decorate and give to neighbors. With my substitutions, the loaf comes together quickly.

Gingerbread Loaf

The loaf really comes together in about three steps. The first is to combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next combine liquid ingredients in a medium bowl. Once mixed, pour liquid into dry and whisk together. 

Gingerbread Loaf

Once a thick batter forms, transfer to a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.

Gingerbread Loaf

Once cooled, the loaf can be wrapped and decorated. Cut a long piece of plastic wrap and place loaf face down. Then fold up wrap around loaf. Secure with a small piece of tape. Then decorate with a bow and a candy cane.

Gingerbread Loaf

I hope you all have a joyous holiday filled with delicious baked treats!

Gingerbread Loaf Adapted from The new Me


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp allspice

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (sweetened recommended)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla  


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 4 loaf pan. 

Mix all dry ingredients, from top column, in a large bowl. Mix all liquid ingredients, from second column, in a medium sized bowl.

Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix with a whisk until batter comes together.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes, then invert on cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice (about 10)

Calories                         250
Total Fat                        8 g
Saturated Fat                 1 g
Cholesterol                     0 mg
Sodium                          235 mg
Potassium                     110 mg
Total Carbohydrate        42 g
Dietary Fiber                  1 g
Sugars                            20 g
Protein                            3 g


  1. This looks incredible! Would it work if I used a different kind of milk? My family doesn't love almond milk as much as I do...

    1. Another milk should work fine, but my guess is if you used almond milk they'd never know. All milks seem to work the same in recipes, so do what's best for your baking needs!