Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread Loaf

Prep Time25 mins Cook Time35 mins Makes 25 Yield_measureservings

After a chilly day outdoors, bake this loaf to make your house feel like a home, letting the warmth of the oven and freshly baked gingerbread welcome you inside.

Ingredients List

  1. 3 cups (750 mL) water
  2. 2 cups (500 mL) molasses
  3. 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) baking soda
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) (250 mL) Becel® unsalted margarine sticks
  5. 2 cups (500 mL) demerara brown sugar
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 5 cups (1.25 L) all-purpose flour
  8. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) baking powder
  9. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) ground cinnamon
  10. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) ground ginger
  11. 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
  12. 2 dashes (2 dashes) ground cloves

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Grease and flour three 9 x 2.5-inch loaf pans.

2. Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in molasses and baking soda. Cool to lukewarm.

3. Beat Becel® sticks and demerara brown sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

4. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves in a separate bowl.

5. Gradually, alternately add dry ingredients and the molasses mixture to Becel® sticks and sugar mixture, occasionally scraping sides and bottom of bowl.

6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack until slightly warm. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

7. Ice with cream cheese frosting, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories

280 (1 serving)

Total Fat

8g (1 serving)

Saturated Fat

2g (1 serving)

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.5g (1 serving)

Monounsaturated Fat

4g (1 serving)

Cholesterol

15mg (1 serving)

Sodium

340mg (1 serving)

Total Carbs

50g (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

1g (1 serving)

Sugars

31g (1 serving)

Protein

4g (1 serving)

Vitamin D

2mcg (1 serving)

Calcium

108mg (1 serving)

Iron

3mg (1 serving)

Potassium

435mg (1 serving)

Omega-3

0.5g (1 serving)

Omega-6

1.5g (1 serving)

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