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Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Loaf


  • 1 1/2 white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or neutral flavored oil of your choice
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 8 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  • In one bowl, mix together flour through salt. In a second bowl, mix together oil through maple syrup.
  • Add the dry mix to the wet mix. Stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. (Save some for the top if you want to get fancy.)
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Other Thoughts:
  • If you don't have blackstrap molasses, you can certainly use another kind. It just won't have as much iron, calcium, and potassium.
  • This bread has some spice to it from the ginger. If you're ginger spice averse - maybe try 1/2 tsp of ground ginger.
  • These would make terrific muffins, however I haven't tried yet! Let me know how long 12 muffins need to bake. Cook until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Athletes: Thanks to the blackstrap molasses and whole wheat flour 1 slice of this bread provides 25% of your daily iron needs. That's incredible! And, to me, way tastier than a steak. Adequate iron stores allow maximal oxygen transportation in our body and translate into better athletic performance.
Healthy Eating: Chock full of whole grains, healthy fats, and nutrient rich molasses this is a holiday bread that is such to pack a solid nutrition punch with a side of satisfaction.
Kids: Find me a kid who turns down a cake-like bread with chocolate chips in it, and I want a picture with him/her! Fill them up with this well balanced bread before the cookie trays flood the scene.