Menu

Gingerbread Loaves

  • Save Recipe
Gingerbread Loaves
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 32
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
Nothing spreads the holiday spirit like an old-fashioned gingerbread loaf. This particular gingerbread loaf recipe calls for ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice and, of course, ginger. We can already smell that bread baking! What comes out of the oven is a perfectly moist gingerbread loaf. Present this homemade treat to the host of your next holiday party, or serve up warm slices around the table.
Updated Nov 12, 2021

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. In small bowl, stir molasses, water and baking soda until well mixed; beat into brown sugar mixture.
  • 2
    Gradually stir in flour and remaining bread ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired consistency. Brush glaze over cooled loaves. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Gingerbread bread has been a holiday specialty for centuries. During the middle ages, ladies presented a spiced gingerbread loaf to dashing knights going into tournament battle.
  • tip 2
    Since this recipe makes two Gingerbread Loaves, your family can enjoy one and the other can be given as a gift. Cover the loaf with plastic wrap, then wrap with decorative paper and a bright bow.
  • tip 3
    For best results, cut cooled loaves with a serrated knife, using a light sawing motion.

Nutrition Information

160 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
© 2022 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved