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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Susan Neal says
This looks absolutely delicious – and I like it that it looks so simple to make. I don’t do “difficult” in the kitchen! Thanks for a scrumptious share 🙂
Hi Arelis! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Thanksgiving!
arelis cintron says
I have been looking for something to make for thanksgiving. I need to try out this recipe. I love the cake at starbucks!
Thanks, Cori! I go to Starbucks about twice a year. I just don’t want to spend my money that way. I’d rather sock it away for something I value more. I do like yummy baked goods during the holidays though! I don’t need to run to Starbucks to have a special treat when I can bake something yummy any time I want!
Have a great week too, Cori. Wishing you good surprises all week long!
Corina Ramos says
Girl this sound so good! Believe it or not but I do not go to Starbucks. I’ve been to buy for others but I’m not a coffee drinker…although I recently found some benefits to drinking coffee and I might try it. 🙂
Anyway…I’m not a baker but I’m trying to learn how to bake other stuff besides cakes, cookies and cupcakes :). This is something different to serve for dessert on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us! Hope you had a great weekend Maggie! Wishing you a great new week!
You put a big smile on my face this morning, Carol! Love the “like having your cake and eating it too” comment! So true. I’ll be making this for Thanksgiving, but I wish I had some right now with a tall glass of cold milk!
Carol B says
Yum! I love pumpkin bread, make it frequently in the Fall, but never thought of pumpkin gingerbread. And I love the Starbucks version, but rarely buy it because, as you said, it’s so expensive! Love that I can now make it at home … it’s like having your cake and eating it too! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Tanya! I think you will enjoy this one! You can make it without icing to be less sweet. Or leave out the dates or use less sugar. You really can’t go wrong with this one! Enjoy!
Shannon that sounds wonderful! I like to make candied orange peel and that definitely puts me in the holiday spirit! I usually put some Christmas music on while I’m making holiday treats. It makes it more fun! Thanks for commenting & happy baking!
Tanya @ Eat Laugh Purr says
Oh, this sounds yummy! I’ve been busy trying to figure out what new treats I want to make this holiday season. The list keeps changes. So many yummy treats and so little time. And my belly can only eat so much sweet stuff before it cries uncle. Yeah, I’m a bit of a sweet tooth wimp, although you might not guess it looking at all sweets I bake! LOL! Thanks for sharing, Maggie. Have a great weekend!
Sounds delicious, Maggie! It’s definitely time to start making all the holiday treats. I usually kick-off my holiday baking with homemade orange marmalade. It puts me in the holiday spirit. 🙂
Hi Krista! Sorry, I use dried ground ginger. I’ll fix that on the recipe. Enjoy!
Yum! Do you use fresh or dried ginger? Either way I’ll def be making this 🙂