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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin bread is a delicious breakfast treat served warm with a smear of cream cheese and a drizzle of honey.


  • 2 C sugar
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 1 C applesauce
  • ½ C blackstrap molasses
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • ½ C water
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 t ground allspice
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t baking soda
  • ½ t baking powder
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • C whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the spices, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flours.
  3. n a second large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, applesauce, molasses, eggs, vanilla, water, and pumpkin until smooth and well blended. Add the flour mix to the wet ingredients and blend well, then pour the batter evenly into the loaf pans.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, being careful not to over-bake. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.

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