Gingerbread Loaf
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Breakfast during the holidays suddenly tastes a whole lot better with this gingerbread!
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 Loaf
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see notes)
  • powdered sugar for dusting the top, if desired
Preparation Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl add the flour, baking soda, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and salt and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Using your stand mixer (or electric mixer), add the softened butter, sugar, molasses, eggs, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the to the batter. Be careful not to overmix. You want to mix until each addition is just incorporated and then add the next item.
  5. Generously grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Then pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out cleanly. My oven cooked this bread with about 5 or 10 minutes to spare, so once you can smell the bread baking, be sure to check it.
  7. Cool the baked bread in the loaf pan for 10 minutes. Then turn the bread onto a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
  8. Serve on its own or else dust with powdered sugar before serving and enjoy!!
In place of buttermilk, you can pour one tablespoon of vinegar in the bottom of a one cup measuring cup. Fill the rest of the cup with milk. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes before using.
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