Thursday

Yummy Holiday Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

You saw it in the wordless Wednesday post above, now you can make some too.

What You Need
     1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
     3/4 cup whole wheat flour
     2 tsp baking powder
     1 tsp ginger (ground)
     1/2 tsp baking soda
     1/4 tsp salt
     1/4 tsp cardamom ( ground)
     1/4 tsp cinnamon (ground)
      1/4 tsp nutmeg (ground)
     1 cup low-fat milk (warmed to 100° to 110°)
     1/2 cup molasses
     1/4 cup canola oil
     3 Tbsp prunes (puréed)
     2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
     3/4 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
     1/2 cup golden raisins
    Non stick cooking spray
     2 Tbsp finely chopped walnuts
    Large Mixing Bowl
   Medium mixing bowl
   Whisk
    9x 5 loaf pan
   Wire cooling rack ( optional)
    Thermometer

Before You Start : Preheat oven to 350°. Spray inside of loaf pan with cooking spray.
Let’s Make It! In a large mixing bowl combine flours, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix together. In a medium mixing bowl combine milk molasses, canola oil, prunes, and eggs. Mix well with a whisk stirring until well blended. Add sugar, stirring until well blended. With the back of a spoon or your hand make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in raisins. Scrape batter into loaf pan .Sprinkle walnuts in a 2 1/2-inch-wide strip down center of loaf. Bake about an hour ( or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.) Cool loaf in pan (on a wire rack works best)
Serves about 12 slices
*Katies Tid Bits-try using a jar of prunes baby food instead of the puréed prunes





15 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Can't wait to try this one. Thanks

Slamdunk said...

I could certainly taste test this one. Yum.

Ginger said...

Thanks for sharing. I will be trying this out. Yummy!

Lin said...

Yummy!! I think you should make this and mail it out to all of us. ;)

Merry Christmas, Katherine!

Heather said...

mmm...I love anything with the name of "gingerbread". It always tastes so delicious with the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

Mina said...

Many thanks for the wonderful recipe! I plan to use it tomorrow.

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Rebecca said...

oooh, yummy. I'm not a baker and think if I could have a taste I just might lick the screen. LOL Sounds way better than fruit cake. Do folks even eat that anymore??

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Can't wait to make this recipe!!!

The Pilot's Wife said...

That looks really good, Happy to have found you from the Thursday Blog Hop!

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SavannahGranny said...

Looks yummy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Ginger

Dee said...

Wish I could reach through the screen and snatch a bite...Merry Christmas Kate. I pray your New Year will be filled with blessings and creatve thoughts.Dee

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you. I am going to star this one and try it soon.

Nancy said...

Stopping by to say Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family have a wonderful one! Also, I tried out this recipe yesterday and it was fabulous! I wanted to make something like this, and glancing down the ingredients list I happened to have all of them on hand (minus the puree'd prunes which I substituted with applesauce). Also added fresh ginger, purple raisins, and topped with crushed almonds. It turned out amazing, thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Yum!