Pecan nut ginger bread

Pecan nut ginger bread loaf: Delicious bite. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula

Pecan nut gingerbread loaf: Tasty teatime snack for the family

Enjoy a delightful crunch with a subtle spicy aftertaste when biting through this pecan nut gingerbread loaf.

Pecan nut ginger bread

Pecan nut ginger bread loaf: Delicious bite. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula

Spice up teatime with a delicious pecan nut gingerbread loaf. If you are a fan of gingerbread, this loaf will hit the spot. Sprinkled with a generous quantity of pecan nuts, this gingerbread is unlike any other gingerbread you have ever eaten.

This appetising gingerbread loaf is ready in about one hour’s time. However, you need to allow the loaf to cool completely before serving it. What makes this pecan nut gingerbread loaf special is the nuts that add crunch to the mix.

Serving suggestions of pecan nut gingerbread loaf

If you want to transform the gingerbread loaf into a magnificent dessert, serve it with applesauce and whipped cream. You can also serve it with a vanilla glaze drizzle. However, this gingerbread loaf is so flavourful and sweet that it is not really necessary to sweeten it up with anything else. Let us know in the comments of this recipe how you prefer to enjoy this delicious bite.

Pecan nut gingerbread loaf recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Msi Muzi Mathebula Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 190 g 190 semolina flour

  • 2.5 ml 2.5 bicarbonate of soda

  • 2.5 ml 2.5 ground ginger

  • 2.5 ml 2.5 ground cinnamon

  • 1.25 ml 1.25 all spice

  • 1 pinch 1 of salt

  • 60 g 60 vegetable shortening, softened

  • 70 g 70 brown sugar

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 125 ml 125 molasses

  • 5 ml 5 apple cider vinegar

  • 125 ml 125 boiling water

  • 125 ml 125 pecan nuts roughly chopped


  • Sift together flour, bicarbonate, spices and salt.
  • Using an electric beater, cream the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the lemon zest gradually, add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Combine the molasses, vinegar and boiling water in a bowl and mix well.
  • Gradually stir this mixture into the batter and fold in the pecan nuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the gingerbread loaf to cool completely.


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