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Slice of Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

This moist Pumpkin Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf recipe is a delicious and healthy seasonal treat. It is made with whole wheat flour and no refined sugar - even that glorious icing drizzle is made from clean ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Regina | Leelalicious

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons oil like grapeseed oil or melted refined coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon gingerbread spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips optional

Icing:

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and line an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease and flour it).

  2. In a large bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, honey, molasses, oil, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. In another bowl whisk white whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, gingerbread spice mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Finally fold in dark chocolate chips, if desired. Then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake the gingerbread loaf for about 25-30 minutes until the top springs back when lightly pressed or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert on a wire rack to let cool fully.
  7. For the icing whisk together coconut cream, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled loaf just before serving, otherwise the white icing will absorb a brown color from the gingerbread loaf.

Recipe Notes

This makes a small loaf. For a larger, full loaf you can double the recipe and bake it in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan for about 40 minutes.