8 Glorious Recipes Filled With Gingerbread’s Sweet and Spicy Flavors

Gingerbread men are a quintessential holiday treat, but if you are only enjoying gingerbread in cookie form, you’re missing out on a wide variety of wondrous dishes. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves will add sweet and spicy flavors to many of your breakfasts and desserts, creating warm and toasty gingerbread pancakes, doughnut holes, and fudge dishes that are perfect to enjoy during the cold-weather months. If you’re looking to add a little spice to your life this winter, these eight recipes are just what you need.

1. Gingerbread Loaf


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Taste of Home’s Gingerbread Loaf is marvelously moist and filled with stunning spices. If you’re looking for something to spread on your bread, we suggest making Wonderland Kitchen’s rich and tangy Cream Cheese. The recipe yields 2 loaves.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, syrup, and oil. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pans. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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