Three slices of gingerbread on a plate with a mug of tea.
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Gluten Free Gingerbread Loaf

with gluten free oat, millet, and almond flours, and sweetened entirely with dates and blackstrap molasses. My favorite way to serve it is with a dollop of plain yogurt, fresh raspberries, and shaved dark chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, gingerbread, gluten free gingerbread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 ounces dates 1 cup or 8-9 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • If using smaller dates than Medjool, or if your dates are dry, soak them in hot water for 1-2 minutes prior to starting, and drain well.
  • Add dates, pumpkin, hot water, coconut oil, molasses, egg, and vanilla to a blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes until the dates are broken down into a smooth puree. This is very fast in my Vitamix, but I have made it in a standard blender without a problem.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients, and mix together well.
  • Add the date puree into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  • Either line a loaf pan with baking paper, or grease it with coconut oil. Add the batter to the pan, and bake for 30 minutes, until the center of the loaf is fully cooked.
  • Allow to completely cool before slicing. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days, or the freezer for up to a month.

Notes

The topping photographed here is an easy marscapone topping. 
  • 1 6 ounce package of marscapone
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey or date syrup
  • A pinch of cinnamon and ginger
Whip it all together for a light as air, dreamy topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg