You can make yummy pumpkin gingerbread just like they serve at Starbucks. And much cheaper! It’s super easy and it makes your house smell wonderful!
I’ve tried many pumpkin bread recipes and this one always comes out as our favorite. We love it with homemade apple butter. It makes a much appreciated gift too!
This is a great holiday recipe and is quick to throw together. You can freeze it to use for Thanksgiving or any other holidays. It’s also great to have handy for unexpected guests.
Invite a friend over for coffee, eggnog, tea, etc. and serve a slice of pumpkin gingerbread. It makes a wonderful dessert with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.
I mix this recipe by hand, but you can use a mixer if you like.
Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaves (makes 2 loaves)
adapted from a recipe at AllRecipes 15 Minutes Prep Time; 1 Hour Bake Time 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed down 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2/3 cup water 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1 Tablespoon ground ginger (dried powder that comes in a can) 2 teaspoons ground allspice 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup crushed walnuts (optional) 1 cup chopped dates (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
- In a large mixing, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water, pumpkin, and beat until well blended. Stir in walnuts and/or dates.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, baking powder and dried spices. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between greased pans.
- Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
- Cool completely before freezing. Label and date the wrapped loaves.
From the reviews:
“Awesome recipe, I have been looking for a recipe that matches the Starbucks gingerbread and here it is. I substituted . . . applesauce for the oil and egg beaters for the eggs. But I did add cream cheese frosting and candied ginger on top. Awesome.”
“you can get 7 mini loaves out of this recipe which is great for gift giving. Cook time on the mini loaves is about 45 at 325.”
Put a few loaves of this moist bread in the freezer for the holidays. You can serve it any time of day or night. This makes a nice hostess gift or neighbor gift too. Everybody seems to love it!
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