I just pulled these lovely mini gingerbread loaves out of the oven. They're perfect for giving as holiday gifts. You can wrap them in parchment paper and tie with a pretty string - badaboom.
The recipe is for a traditional gingerbread, made healthier with some whole wheat flour, canola oil, and applesauce to bump up fiber and take down saturated fat and cholesterol. The two teaspoons of ginger give it a spicy kick. This is not a sweet, sticky dessert cake. It's much more about the molasses and spices. Of course, adding a scoop or iced cream will sweeten it right up, but I think it's asking for a dollop of lemon curd and a cup of hot tea.
Click on the link below to access the recipe and find mini loaf pans like mine: