Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread

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This holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread recipe with a healthy twist—the addition of the pumpkin helps to make this treat much more nutritious.

Although Pumpkin bread and other Pumpkin recipes are closely associated with American cuisine, these foods have a pre-Columbian history in North America. Many Americans developed their own pumpkin bread—based recipes before the arrival of European settlers in the New World.

The Term Gingerbread simply meant “preserved ginger” was known until the 15th century In Medieval England. In this time, it wasn’t the dessert. The term is now broadly used to describe any type of sweet treat that combines ginger with honey, treacle, or molasses.

Homemade pumpkin gingerbread

Ingredients for Pumpkin Gingerbread

  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger


  • In a medium bowl, beat egg and oil.
  • Add milk, brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin, and beat to combine.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger, and add to wet ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour into a greased (or sprayed with cooking spray) loaf pan, 6.25″ x 3.75″.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45, or until a tester comes out clean.

Nutritional value (Amount Per Serving)

  • Calories 167 kcal.
  • Proteins 2,8 gr.
  • Fats 5,2 gr.
  • Carbohydrates 27,7 gr.

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More information about ginger and its benefits, you can read on the website of National Library of Medicine.

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