Gingerbread Loaf

Enjoy the old-fashioned appeal of gingerbread in a loaf with this recipe originally from Holland. This moist, spicy bread smells wonderful while baking, and slices go well with cream cheese. Makes a great holiday gift and is freezer-friendly, too!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
2 loaves


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cloves

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup maple syrup

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger together in a bowl.

  3. Combine milk, maple syrup, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just moistened into a thin batter. Pour evenly into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans and cooling completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
2g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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