Old-fashioned Pumpkin Gingerbread | The Good Hearted Woman
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Old-fashioned Pumpkin Gingerbread

This easy-to-make Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Gingerbread is moist, delicious, full of warm spices.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
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Course: Quick Bread
Keyword: gingerbread, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, quick bread
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Renée | The Good Hearted Woman



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unrefined coconut oil or butter [1/2 cup melted]
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, powdered milk, baking soda, baking powder, ground spices, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds to melt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until the are lemon colored. Add pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, warm water and vanilla. Mix on low to combine. Add coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in dry ingredients until well combine. (You can also mix this by hand.)
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Tap pan on counter a few times to get out the air bubbles, and then bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow loaf to cool in the pan on a wire rack until he pan is cool enough to touch; at least 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust loaf with powdered sugar if desired.


Hint: Spray your measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before you measure the molasses and it will slide right out. Or you can do what I do and just use the same measuring cup that you used for the melted coconut oil and eyeball the molasses.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.1g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 12.6g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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