Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe
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Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe

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This nicely spiced caked, with chunks of apple and a hint of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, always wins raves. I like it best served warm with a dollop of whipped topping. It freezes well, too. —Pam Blockey of Bozeman, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 203 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, egg and molasses. Combine the flours, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and spices; add to the molasses mixture alternately with yogurt, beating just until combined. Fold in the apples.
  2. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; dollop with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Apple Gingerbread in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p37

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pattednajoann 103806
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Used apples that I canned after pressing the cider from them. Doubled the spices, sub. splenda for the sugar and it was terrific. will make often."

rbolton1961 87171
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Absolutely delicious and so moist"

josiegroper 43234
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"Everyone is always amazed that there are no added fats to this recipe! Totally yummy!"

crossties1 103688
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I made two kinds of gingerbread for my 1-2 grade class. I thought the standard box mix would be prefered to this stronger flavor, apple filled recipe. I couldn't have been more wrong. They gobbled it up and asked for more! I might cut back on the ginger a little so I can taste the other spices more, but it is definitely going to be a regular for us."

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