Healthier Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

Harnessing the grounding power of ginger and using natural sweeteners like applesauce and pure maple syrup make this delicious loaf one for the books! 

This is a recipe so easy that you can even get your littles involved! Make ahead and it will keep for a few days. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1)
  • 1 tsp each, cinnamon and ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (or butter)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350o F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper, with two sides sticking out for easy removal.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add your flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir them together.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add your coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce and molasses and whisk them together. Add your vanilla and eggs and whisk them in.
  4. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir them together till you have one consistent bread batter. Pour your batter into your loaf pan.
  5. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or till the top is springy to touch and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cool, then enjoy! 

Optional Coconut Yogurt Icing:

Blend 1 cup coconut yogurt, 2 tbsp coconut manna or coconut butter, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tsp vanilla. 

Pour over your warm loaf, fresh out of the oven.