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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Fall is my all time favorite season for baking. I love the foods and aromas that come with the cooler weather. One of my all time favorite flavors of fall is molasses. I grew up in New England and my mom made homemade baked beans with real molasses in them several times a year. I was always allowed to lick the spoon afterwards and even as an adult I cannot open that container of molasses without eating a spoon full straight out of the jar. Paired with the wonderful flavors of pumpkin and candied ginger, this pumpkin bread is an absolutely delicious treat!
I made my life a bit simpler and used a can of organic pumpkin. Honestly, I have made pumpkin puree from scratch and found it to be a WHOLE lot of work! I also chose to use candied ginger for part of this recipe in place of some of the raisins. I made homemade ginger syrup a couple weeks ago and afterwards I candied the ginger to eat straight. Amazing flavor! If you don't want to make your own you can buy (--->>>affiliate link!) candied ginger on Amazon. It really does give a truly delicious taste to every bite of this bread.
This is a thick, sweet batter that tastes exactly like molasses cookies. I purposely left a whole bunch of it in the mixing bowl just so I had an excuse to eat more of it. I'm sure you have done that a time or two yourself, right? This molasses pumpkin bread is really almost like a cake and I happily put some homemade whipped cream on top before I ate it. You could eat it by itself or spread on some butter or cream cheese...it is delicious however you eat it!
Molasses Pumpkin Bread with Candied Ginger
Adapted from the Circle B Kitchen.
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.