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Molasses and Spices Ginger Bread

 

A delicious ginger bread is made with whole wheat flour, several spices, brown sugar and molasses. It's moist, tasty and packed with flavor. A great snack or a lighter dessert with a cup of coffee.
23

Yield

12

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

65

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 ¾ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ginger
ground
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
ground
½ teaspoon salt
1 large eggs
½ cup brown sugar
dark, packed
*
3 ½ tablespoons olive oil
or canola oil
1 cup molasses
½ cup applesauce
½ cup buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Coat an 8-by-11½-inch baking pan with cooking spray or lay with baking mat.

Add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and whisk until well mixed.

Add egg, sugar and oil in a large bowl.

Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and creamy.

Reduce speed to low and beat in molasses and applesauce.

Slowly mix the dry ingredients and buttermilk into the egg mixture with a rubber spatula, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 additions of buttermilk. (Do not overmix.)

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake until a wooden stick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and transfer on a wire rack, and allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 85g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23018% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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