As soon as Thanksgiving ends, it’s officially time for me to bring out the Christmas decorations, blast holiday music, and bake wintery treats. The first thing on my baking list is always a big batch of moist gingerbread. I’m addicted to its spiciness; I could eat an entire loaf all by myself! Its tantalizing smell fills the entire house, and it’s practically impossible to wait for it to come out of the oven. Paired with a steaming mug of tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider, nothing beats the winter blues like this gingerbread.
The only change I made was to substitute ½ c. of plain nonfat yogurt for the buttermilk, and it turned out perfectly. I baked my pan of gingerbread for about an additional 5 minutes due to the yogurt substitution, but I prefer my gingerbread underdone so check yours frequently! I think it tastes delicious without the powdered sugar, but add a light sprinkling for an extra festive treat.