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Apple-Ginger Bread

Makes the most of apple and ginger flavours in this sweet loaf cake.

Apple-Ginger Bread

Studded with fruit and nuts, this quick bread makes a tasty holiday gift. Freeze today, then glaze before gifting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Ginger Bread, Dessert, Ginger Loaf, Healthy Gingerbread Loaf, Vegan gingerbread
Servings: 16 Slices
Calories: 209kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Loaf Pan



  • 2 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Table salt
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • cup Applesauce
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. Grated fresh gingerroot
  • ½ cup Golden raisins
  • ½ cup Chopped pecans


  • ½ cup Sifted powdered sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. Cream cheese 
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice 
  • ½ tsp. Minced lemon zest 
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a glass loaf dish with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl; make a well in the center. Set dry ingredients aside.
  • Combine granulated sugar, oil, and eggs in a separate bowl; vigorously whisk until color lightens. Add applesauce, buttermilk, and gingerroot, stirring to combine.
  • Pour applesauce-egg mixture into well of dry ingredients; stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold raisins and pecans into batter. Immediately pour batter into the prepared loaf dish.
  • Bake loaf until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool bread in the loaf dish on a rack for 10 minutes, then turn bread out of dish.
  • Cool bread on rack for 3 hours before glazing.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt for the glaze. Drizzle over loaf.


Per slice, Calories: 209

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories209
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 24mg 8%
  • Sodium 211mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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