This rich, dark holiday bread courtesy of Whole Foods Market is simply heavenly! They suggest dressing it up with a scoop of raspberry sorbet, dollop of lemon curd or smear of low fat cream cheese.

Spiced Gingerbread with Coffee and Molasses


1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup brewed coffee, at room temperature
1 cup molasses


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or oil a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together baking powder, baking soda, flours, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and mace. In a second large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, applesauce, coffee and molasses. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined. Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a rack for 30 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Whole Foods Market.*