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Healthy Gingerbread Loaf on a white rectangle dish with a red checked linen and a cookie cutter off to the side

Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

5 from 2 votes
Healthy Gingerbread Loaf is a delicious holiday treat everyone will love. Made with whole wheat flour & simple ingredients - it's full of holiday flavor!
WW Freestyle Points 8
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 45 minutes
Total Time : 55 minutes
Serves : 8 slices
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a greased 8x4 loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, mix molasses, maple syrup, applesauce, egg, almond milk + coconut oil until smooth.
  • Add in whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into greased 8x4 loaf pan. Bake for 40 -45 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out completely clean when inserted in the center of the bread.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 30 minutes before removing from the pan. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.



Substitutions for this healthy gingerbread recipe:
  • Oil: Olive oil or avocado oil can be replaced for the coconut oil.
  • Gluten Free / Flour: I also tried this recipe with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour and it came out great
  • Milk: You can use any kind of milk, dairy or non dairy in this recipe
  • Sweetener: You can substitute honey for maple syrup
  • Glaze: I prefer my gingerbread without a glaze, but you could add one to this! If you want to make a glaze, I recommend the following:  1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 coconut milk powder, 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Muffins: I haven't tried turning this bread into muffins, but we do have a Healthy Gingerbread Muffins recipe on our site.
  • WW Freestyle Note: Points calculated using blackstrap molasses

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Gingerbread Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 39IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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