Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

Is it just me or do the holidays inspire you to do a lot of baking? I typically love to bake, however around this time I often find myself doing it more than usual. Cakes, pies, and loafs are some of my favorite things to make.

Since the holidays are here, I wanted to share a loaf recipe that would exemplify the season. What flavor would best represent this time of year than gingerbread? I particularly love making this gingerbread loaf not just around Christmas, but throughout the entire year. There is just something about a nice slice of delicious sweetness that seems to complement a cup of morning coffee (or tea, chai, milk, etc.) so well!

  • 2 Cups of Flour (can be all-purpose or wheat)
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon of Cloves (depending on your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (300 degrees if you are using a glass loaf pan)
  2. In a large bowl, blend all of the dry ingredients together.
  3. In another bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well blended.
  5. Add prepared batter into a greased loaf pan
  6. Bake for approximately 60 to 70 minutes.