I am adapting this from Pumpkin Gingerbread on Allrecipies, so I can have the nutritional evaluation with whole wheat instead of white flour and brown sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
- In a large mixing, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice cinnamon, and clove.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between prepared pans.
- Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour.
I wasn't sure just what to expect from a pumpkin gingerbread, however, I like both and thought it would be an interesting combo. It's exactly that, an interesting blend of flavors that works. Don't expect a gingerbread with a slight pumpkin essence or a spicy pumpkin bread. The spicing is very mild and while the pumpkin is certainly there if someone received a slice without knowing that it was I think the reaction would be "This is really good, but, what is it". It's sure quick and easy to make and mine was done in 45 mins. I made a single loaf using 1/2 a cup of Splenda brown and 1/4 cup of Splenda granulated, one whole egg and 1/4 cup of egg white, doubled the cinnamon and used 1/4 each of nutmeg and mace. The bread is lovely, moist and very nice with French Vanilla tea. Made for PAC, Spring '10.