I love traditional gingerbread, I wanted to create a lightened-up loaf recipe which can be tricky because for me gingerbread should have molasses in it to get that true flavor, and well we all know molasses is like a gazillion points! This recipe is a prime example of sometimes just a little is enough. The loaf was so easy to whip up and I was able to get it to just 5SP per serving (on all programs) even with that sweet molasses in it.

Gingerbread loaf

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 10


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Icing sugar/confectionery sugar for dusting on top *optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F spray a 9x5 regular loaf pan with some cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour and spices
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs with the brown sugar, add in the molasses, apple sauce, milk and vanilla.
  • Add the dry mixture to wet mixture and mix well, pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, until baked right through.
  • Let cool before slicing, dust with some icing sugar and cut into 10 equal servings.
  • This loaf will frreeze well.


Smart points- blue/green/purple- 5 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 140...Fat 1.7g..Sat fat 0.4g..Carbs 26.3g...Fiber 0.8g...Sugar 10.9g...Protein 4g using My Fitness Pal *Note- includes all ingredients




    • Drizzle Reply

      you could but the buttermilk does help with the overall texture

  1. LindaC in AZ Reply

    This looks delicious. Thank you. I add a little lemon zest to my gingerbread cookie recipe and it makes the flavor amazing. Have you tried that?

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