Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vegan MoFo: Pumpkin Bread!

It's already Day 8 of Vegan MoFo...I can't believe it! With such an awesome, rainy fall day like today, it was perfect weather for baking, drinking tea, and cuddling up with a nice book. Here's my recipe for pumpkin bread; I love love love it and I think you will too! I used pumpkin from a local pumpkin I roasted and pureed, as well as local whole wheat flour, but you could use canned pumpkin or regular all-purpose flour as well. I'm sure it would be great any way you try it!
Pumpkin Bread (makes 1 loaf)
Egg replacer for 2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs canola oil
1/2 cup soymilk + 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree ( or 1 can of pumpkin)
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch each: nutmeg, allspice, cloves
1 Tbs baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a loaf pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg replacer, sugar, applesauce, soymilk mixture, and canola oil. Whisk vigorously until well mixed. Fold in the pumpkin puree. Sift in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful to not overmix. Fold in 3/4 c of the chopped pecans.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan, then sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans over the top. Bake for 1 hour, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out loaf onto a cooling rack to allow to cool completely.

So this pumpkin bread is super moist and flavorful and tasty. But it is even better when schmeared with this:PB and Co. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter!! It's like autumn in a nice little jar, ready to be eaten up! Of course, the PB is good on bananas, apples, toast, or a spoon, but believe me, these two are made for each other! Throw in a warm blanket and a mug of hot apple cider, and your fall dreams have come true!Not food-related, but here's a gratuitous shot of my kitties, Petey and Stewie! They're friends! Aren't they just soooo cute?!


nora said...

Definitely the perfect spread for that bread! Just as Dark Chocolate Dreams would be the perfect one for banana bread!

Marika said...

This looks soooooo good! MUST EAT.