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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chew on This | Ginger Pumpkin Bread

The obligatory pumpkin recipe. 'Tis the season, right? You might have reached your pumpkin limit already. I understand, but couldn't resist. Come on, it's a ginger and pumpkin combo. Warm, spicy awesomeness. Unlike those nasty perplexing pumpkin with chocolate recipes. 

Uhmm, what is up with chocolate and pumpkin? I cannot get behind it. Not. One. Bit.

But this Ginger Pumpkin Bread? This I can totally support.


Here's the recipe:

Ginger Pumpkin Bread
(adapted from Martha Stewart)

1 1/2 sticks (12 T) butter, melted
1 1/2 C flour
2 t baking powder
2 t ground ginger
1 t salt
1 C granulated sugar
1 C packed brown sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3 eggs
3 T finely chopped crystallized ginger

Preheat oven to 375℉. Spray a large loaf pan with baking spray and set aside until needed.

Whisk together your dry ingredients in a large bowl; flour, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt. In another bowl, blend your melted butter, sugars, pumpkin, and eggs. Add your egg mixture to your dry ingredients and stir. Sprinkle in your crystallized ginger and stir to combine.

Pour your batter into your prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a tester inserted comes out clean. Allow loaf to cool slightly (about 15 minutes) before slicing.


  1. Made this today, and sadly I was very disappointed with the results! The taste is VERY pumpkin-y and not very ginger tasting. Also after baking it for 60 min, it was still not ready. I baked it for 75 MIN before it was done. After tasting it, it tastes like it is "missing" something..maybe a spice?

    1. Hi Jocelyne - I'm so sorry this recipe didn't meet your expectations! I adapted this Martha recipe by adding in crystallized ginger, to pump up the ginger-y flavor even more. ?? Maybe a bit more ginger and some cardamom would be the trick?
      As for the the baking time, calibrations between ovens are always different. When baking this bread in my own oven I have a finished loaf within 60 minutes.
      If you try again, let me know how things work out - thanks for the comment!
      ~ Cares