Healthy Gingerbread Loaf
Naturally sweetened Healthy Gingerbread Loaf is moist and slightly sticky, made with warming spices, applesauce and whole wheat or spelt flour. The result is a lighter, guilt free homemade gingerbread treat based on a holiday classic!
Whole Wheat (or Spelt Flour) Maple Syrup Molasses Unsweetened Applesauce Pure Vanilla Extract Eggs Ginger, Cinnamon & Nutmeg Baking Powder Baking Soda Salt Icing Sugar (optional) Orange Juice (optional)
Ingredients You Need
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9 x 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 until no lumps. Set aside.
In another medium bowl, add eggs, applesauce, molasses, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract; whisk well until combined.
Pour into the bowl with dry ingredients and mix gently with spatula, just enough to combine or until you see no more white flour pockets. Do not stir vigorously or over mix.
Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 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 or completely if using icing.
Coat in honey glaze by drizzling small amounts of honey on pastry brush and brushing on top. Or in a small bowl, whisk icing sugar and orange juice and drizzle on top.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze sliced or unsliced up to 3 months.
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