- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1-1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, syrup and oil. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be thin). Pour into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans.
- Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Reviews forGingerbread Loaf
"My husband declared this "a keeper!" Taking others' advice, I used molasses instead of maple syrup. We didn't think it was too sweet. The spices really come through. It was fast and easy to throw together."
"I substituted molasses for the syrup as others suggested. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. However my loaves both cratered in the middle. Does anyone have a suggestion for fixing that problem? I love the flavor and texture of the bread and would like to try it again."
"This recipe is perfect!! We love it!!"
"I agree with others about substituting molasses for the syrup. I cut the sugar down to 1 and 3/4 cup. Nice recipe!"
"This was a great recipe! I also substituted molasses for the syrup and cut the sugar in half - it was plenty sweet. Thanks for sharing!!"
"This is an excellent fast recipe. I added two cups of pecan pieces for an extra touch. There was a lot of batter which was good, I made 8 mini loaves and 3 8x4 loaves."
"I also substituted molasses which I thank past reviewers for. Didn't seem to sweet as other suggested. Perhaps that is because of the substitution. Definitely a keeper."
"As another reviewer suggested, I swapped the maple syrup for molasses because typical gingerbread usually calls for it. Other than that, I stuck to the recipe exactly and it is delicious! I can see how others might think it's too sweet, as gingerbread is usually only a little bit sweet. However, eating a slice warm with butter and cream cheese helped to balance the sweetness nicely. This recipe is a keeper!"
"I made this recipe and drizzled a vanilla glaze over it. It smelled delicious as it baked. It freezes well too."
"I don't get why this recipe called for maple syrup. It's gingerbread- I used a cup of molasses!That is what you use when making gingerbread! Plus 2 cups of sugar is a lot! Half the sugar if you've learned to cut down on sugar and make it less sweet. The spices and molasses will make it taste wonderful!"