This Mini Gingerbread Loaf Recipe makes 6 mini loaves that are perfect for gift giving during the holidays.
It’s easy to hop on Amazon and have your gift giving be done with one click. I get that and yes, much of my holiday shopping is done that way. (Proof: My Christmas Gift Ideas post…)
This is a gift idea that takes a little more time, but the person who is at the receiving end of this gift will know and appreciate the gesture.
A few years ago I shared a recipe for Mini Almond Butter Banana Bread Loaves (that post also has a printable gift label!) and this year I’m bringing you recipe even more Christymas-y, a gingerbread loaf.
Now I can add these mini loaves to my must-make list.
Gingerbread Loaf Ingredients
I didn’t “healthify” this recipe at all. I know. How UN-happyhealthymama-ish of me. I am okay with having balance and some of my baked goods are more traditional around the holidays. I do, however, give you some suggestions in the recipe notes if you’d rather use whole grains and unrefined sugar.
Here’s a look at the ingredient line up for these Mini Gingerbread Loaves:
- brown sugar
- sour cream
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
- ground ginger
- ground nutmeg
- ground cinnamon
- ground cloves
- Powdered sugar for dusting
How to Make This Mini Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
First, you will cream together the brown sugar and butter until its fluffy.
Next, add the molasses, eggs and vanilla to the sugar/butter and mix well.
Now you’ll add the milk and sour cream and beat again.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and salt and mix until well combined.
Spoon the batter evenly into the greased mini loaf tins and bake for 45-50 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
You can sprinkle your cooled loaves with powdered sugar, if you prefer. It sure does make these loaves look festive and beautiful.
Are you ready to get baking?! I hope this inspires you to give the gift of delicious food this year.Print
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