Pumpkin Gingerbread

Have you ever made something so incredibly delicious that it’s stopped you in your tracks?

Something so scrumptious that you can’t stop eating it?

I’ve been making this pumpkin gingerbread for a few years now {and I apologize for being the worst person ever and not sharing it with y’all, but it never lasts long enough for me to photograph it!}

This is hands down one of my favorite recipes of all time.  Even picky Princess who snubs all things gingerbread has been busted sneaking slices up to her room.

I’ve had several proclaimed “all things pumpkin haters” ask me for the recipe, while eating their second or third slice.

This pumpkin gingerbread recipe is spicy, sweet, moist, dense, rich, flavorful…. you can’t stop at just one slice, y’all. 

pumpkin gingerbread loaf -1 … 

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