by Olena

Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

by Olena

5 from 2 reviews

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat or spelt flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with traditional holidays’ spices and enjoy a slice too, without the guilt. This quick bread – gingerbread is super moist and SO delicious!

It is an old recipe of mine that I have improved, so there is no more complicated coconut cream glaze or bumps on top. The loaf came out with a perfect texture and a touch of molasses that are not overpowering ginger. In place of the glaze, I used just maple syrup, which you can sprinkle with one of your favourite spices like nutmeg, cinnamon or ginger.

You see?! The loaf is shining with pure goodness right at you. Also try my healthy gingerbread cookies and healthy gingerbread fudge. Happy Holidays baking!

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

How to Make Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9×5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, add flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well to combine making sure there are no lumps (sometimes baking soda or powder can lump).

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

In another medium bowl, whisk the eggs for 10 seconds.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Add applesauce, molasses, maple syrup, oil and vanilla.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Whisk until mixed well.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Tip: I used organic unsulphured molasses.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Pour into a bowl with dry ingredients.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Mix with spatula gently, just enough to combine.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Until you see no more white flour pockets. Do not stir vigorously or over mix. I do a few stirs, let flour to absorb liquids for a minute and stir gently again.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off for 1 hour. Drizzling small amounts on a pastry brush, glaze the loaf and cut into 12 slices using serrated knife.

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

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Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

5 from 2 reviews

Healthy gingerbread loaf recipe with whole wheat flour, applesauce and simple maple syrup glaze. Fill your kitchen air with holidays spices and enjoy a slice guilt free. Moist and SO good.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 53 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9×5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, add flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder + soda, and salt; whisk well to combine.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk eggs for 10 seconds. Add applesauce, molasses, maple syrup, oil and vanilla; whisk until mixed well. Pour into a bowl with dry ingredients and mix with spatula gently, just enough to combine or until you see no more white flour pockets. Do not stir vigorously or over mix.
  3. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off for 1 hour.
  4. Drizzling small amounts of honey or maple syrup on a pastry brush, glaze the loaf and cut into 12 slices using serrated knife.

Store: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 – 4 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. In the oven now. I did substitute for coconut oil since that’s what I had and also, I’ve added a cup of golden raisins…We’ll see…

  2. Step 4 doesn’t make any sense. I thought it didn’t have a glaze. You wrote – Drizzling small amounts on a pastry brush, glaze the loaf. Small amounts of what? I don’t see where you say.

    1. I would replace some of maple syrup with molasses and see how that goes. Maybe add just a few tbsp of maple syrup on top. I really don’t want to throw off liquid:dry ratio here so you end up with unsatisfying results.:) Baking is such a science.

  3. Oh Olena this looks so good. I’m off tomorrow and I have all the ingredients so I’ll make it. I’m going to try it with flax eggs though 🙂 I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  4. amazing! I was skeptical at first being a sugar junkie but this turned out perfectly. The icing was a little runny though any tips for thickening up?

    1. Not really except using good quality coconut milk or pouring on a cooled off loaf.
      You know, I retested this recipe today and changed it, so there will be no more icing just maple syrup on top. Worked really well, try that.
      New readers – I left this comment up for Curry to answer her question. There is no more coconut glaze, you are not missing anything.:)

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