Homemade Gingerbead Loaf by The Toasty Kitchen
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Homemade Gingerbread Loaf

Homemade Gingerbread Loaf is soft, moist, and perfectly spiced with your favorite holiday flavors. Pair with your morning coffee, enjoy as dessert, or give as a gift.
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread loaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 283kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease and flour bottom and sides) and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir until well combined. 
  • In a small bowl, add molasses and boiling water. Stir until combined. Add to wet ingredients and combine. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk (or sift) together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan. Cover loaf pan lightly with foil (remove foil halfway through baking. This ensures that the top of your bread doesn't burn.) Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Optionally, dust with confectioner's sugar or serve with a dollop of whipped cream. 

Notes

Quick bread freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for 3 months. Cover with aluminum foil and place in a freezer bag for optimal results.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.3mg