Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pumpkin Gingerbread


Gingerbread
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


This recipe combines two of my favorite flavors and is perfect for a crisp autumn day.

Pumpkin Gingerbread

2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
16 ounces canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two large loaf pans or 6 mini loaf pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add milk, molasses and vanilla and beat until well-blended. Beat in pumpkin and spices.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are incorporated. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Smaller loaves will take less time to bake.)

It is especially good topped with whipped cream!

13 comments:

clarice said...

Kelli, I make this and you have to try making French toast out of it. Make an extra loaf and let it dry out a day or two. Then slice it (not too thin) dip in a egg batter and fry in butter. It make the best French toast. I make this every Christmas morning. Clarice

Lady Laurie said...

Oh my this looks good, and I love gingerbread,does anything smell better when baking?

PEA said...

Yummmmm that sounds soooo good! I've copied the recipe and will be making this for sure! I'll have to pass the recipe on to my mom too because she loves anything with pumpkin and gingerbread:-) Hugs xox

Melissa said...

Oh WOW I'm going to have to try this recipe! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your comment was so sweet. Thank you!

Shell said...

Boy that's a keep! Thanks for sharing!

picketfencemom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Do come back anytime! I've been here to your blog before, and it's a wealth of 'good things'...You have so many great ideas and recipes!
I love anything with pumpkin in it...and this recipe sounds delicious!
I'll be back often!
Happy (almost) Fall~

dot said...

Sounds really good! I love gingerbread. Clarice's idea of making french toast out of sounds really good too!

Kelli said...

Clarice, that sounds so good! I'm going to try it this coming Saturday morning. :0)
Kelli

Heather said...

Hi Kelli
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment! I am glad to know a fellow 'transplanted' Ontario-ian! When I say I'm from Ontario around here, everyone assumes Ontario, Ohio! I just pulled a 'The Great Pumpkin' loaf from the oven - from Jean Pare's Company's Coming! Smells too good to wait to cool! I'll try your gingerbread over the weekend!

heather too said...

This recipe looks so good...I cannot wait to make it! My husband also loves gingerbread and has been urging me to make some, so I am sure he will be pleased as well. Thank you for sharing!

Deb said...

Hi Kelli, thank you for another wonderful recipe. I am going to try and fit it in this week; I love gingerbread and pumpkin bread so this must be a great combination! Debbie

rebecca said...

um this is pretty much the best pumpkin loaf i've ever had. mm mm!!

Anonymous said...

thank you!!! i've been looking for a pumpkin gingerbread recipe like this for months. thank you for sharing :)