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A sliced bread loaf on a wood board with white glaze on top and fresh cranberries and sage leaf.

Spiced Gingerbread Loaf

Made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg and glazed in the creamiest vanilla bean glaze, Spiced Gingerbread Loaf is super moist and every bite taste like Christmas!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 529kcal


Spiced Gingerbread Loaf

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Allspice
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter Melted
  • ¾ Cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 1 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Garnish: Fresh Cranberries and Sage Leaves


Prepare the Spiced Gingerbread Loaf

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, light brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt; whisk to combine
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, molasses, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract until combined
  • Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully combined
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean
  • Allow the bread to cool completely before removing the bread from the pan

Prepare the Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla bean paste until it is smooth and creamy
  • Spread or drizzle the glaze on the top Gingerbread Loaf
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sage leaf
  • Allow the glaze to set before slicing and serving


Serving: 6people | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 621IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg
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