Come the month of October, it's festival time !! Dussera & Diwali here in India & the infamous Halloween in US. For me Halloween means kids in scary outfits & pumpkins carved in funny shapes ;) Actually I get reminded of the Harry Potter Halloween dinner scene :D Since pumpkin is such an inevitable part of Halloween, we Baking Partners decided to bake some Pumpkin bread for the occasion. So when Swathi announced the recipes & asked us to choose from among the three variants of pumpkin bread, my eyes & heart fell for the Vegan version.
It is such a breeze recipe, just like a normal cake where in you combine all wet ingredients & dry ingredients separately & eventually mix them both & bake ! I was so much in love with the end result ! It was so soft & tender & tasty. I even took some to my send-off party (by the ladies gang ;)) back in Norway & all the ladies loved them. When they ask you for the recipe, you know that they too loved it to the core. So what you waiting for my pals, try this out soon & you too are gonna enjoy baking & eating them like us :)
Recipe Source: Here
I Took: 40 + 50 minutes
Serves: 1 loaf
|All purpose Flour||-||1 cup|
|Whole Wheat Flour||-||¾ cup|
|Dark Brown Sugar||-||1 cup (I used normal sugar)|
|Baking Soda||-||1 tsp|
|Baking Powder||-||½ tsp|
|Pumpkin Purée||-||1 cup (Refer first 2 steps)|
|Maple Syrup||-||3 tbsp ( I omitted this)|
|Walnuts or pepitas||-||½ cup - chopped (I used almonds)|
- Peel the skin off the pumpkin & rinse them well. Cut them into big chunks and pressure cook or microwave with ½ cup water for 15 minutes
- Allow them to cool. Then blender it to make a fine puree. If you want to remove the extra moisture, strain the puree using a cheese cloth. Set aside
- For this recipe, you can also blend the spices along with the boiled pumpkin !
- Preheat oven to 175 °C. Grease and flour a loaf pan
- In a large bowl mix together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices (Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves & allspice)
- In a small bowl whisk together pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, and water
- Add wet mixture to dry, combine until just moistened. The batter will be very thick, it is not a problem!
- Fold in nuts and pour the batter into the prepared pan
- Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It took 50 minutes for me
- Allow it to cool for 20 minutes. Use a butter knife to gently loosen bread from sides of pan & then invert onto a cooling rack