Pumpkin Gingerbread

This pumpkin gingerbread recipe makes two loaves and is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of the season!

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This pumpkin gingerbread is THE sweet quick bread we are eating all this fall. Spicy, packed full of molasses flavor, and so darn easy to make because you bake two loaves at a time, this has become a favorite quick breakfast for all four of us.

Easy Pumpkin Gingerbread

This gingerbread is one of my new favorites, along with my top favorite banana gingerbread. Gingerbread really lends itself to easily adapting to so many additions that I figured it was time to try pumpkin.

This recipe is less sweet than my banana gingerbread, which Mr. Magpie likes a lot better as he has less of a sweet tooth. I, on the other hand, love that it’s not as sweet as it makes for a better breakfast on the go.

Nordicware pumpkin pan

It was the perfect opportunity to try out my newly thrifted Nordicware Pumpkin Loaf Pan! I was so excited to find it for $6.49, but wasn’t sure how it would bake up with all those nooks and crannies in it.

I sprayed the pan with baking spray and it came out AMAZING! I am now on the hunt to thrift some more of these Nordicware baking pans, the loaf ones specifically, as this one made such a beautiful gingerbread loaf!

The Perfect Two Loaf Recipe

This made two loaves perfectly, and the batter was divided between the two loaf pans evenly. If you are using two different pans like I did, take note that any darker pans like the Nordicware will bake up faster than ceramic pans like my vintage Pyrex or lighter metal baking pans.

close up of sliced pumpkin gingerbread

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This pumpkin gingerbread recipe makes two loaves and is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of the season!

Pumpkin Gingerbread

This pumpkin gingerbread recipe makes two loaves and is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of the season!
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
2 loaves
Karlynn Johnston


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup fancy molasses see notes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F
  • Grease two loaf pans and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs until combined.
  • Mix in the pumpkin and molasses until completely combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until completely mixed in.
  • Divide the batter between the loaf pans and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove and cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove from the pans onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Store wrapped up and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  •  Fancy molasses is the best to use as there isn’t much sugar in this recipe ( it’s not banana bread with extra fruit sugars)
  • Calories are PER LOAF

Nutrition Information

Calories: 2369kcal, Carbohydrates: 402g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 77g, Saturated Fat: 46g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 369mg, Sodium: 1862mg, Potassium: 3831mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 242g, Vitamin A: 40534IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 775mg, Iron: 22mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Annette Annunziato Annunziato says

    Does anyone answers these comments??

  2. Ralph Spicer says

    I tried to find your banana ginger bread recipe but the link is broken. Can you repost the recipe please?

  3. Annette Annunziato Annunziato says

    Where to purchase Fancy Molasses??? What brand?

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