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By: Enrique Gili on Dec. 16, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
pumpkin ginger bread

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Pumpkin Ginger Bread

This bread mixes two holiday flavor staples.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 loaf

Pumpkin Ginger Bread


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted + extra
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 tbs. warm water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Stir thoroughly. Add ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir again. Indent.
  3. In a second bowl combine, pumpkin puree, sugar, melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and water. Stir thoroughly until blended.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until a thick batter forms, about 2 minutes.
  5. Lightly grease bottom and sides of loaf pan with extra butter. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center pulls away cleanly. Remove from oven, cool for 30 minutes. Gently run a knife along edges to release bread from pan and invert onto cutting board. Cool for 1 hour.