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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread season is upon us! I am going to admit here and now that I loathe baking. I love to cook - it feels creative and inventive and customizable. Baking, on the other hand, feels more precise, structured, and rigid to me. However, I LOVE a homemade, from-scratch sweet bread - banana, zucchini, pumpkin, cinnamon, whatever - I just can not do without it in my life. So I bake for the love of the sweet bread.

Here is my signature pumpkin bread. It is our favorite - I tip my hat to the fresh pumpkin, clove, and cardamom for bringing it to the next level. I hope you love it just as much as us!

I do use fresh roasted pumpkin because we grow it, but canned pumpkin is also fine.

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How to Roast a Pumpkin for Baking

  1. cut pumpkin in half

  2. de-seed it

  3. place it open side down on foiled pan

  4. pour like an 1/8 inch of water in pan around it

  5. roast on 325* for an hour or until soft

  6. scrape innards out and blend.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1.5 cups granulated brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup

  • 2 cups packed of pumpkin

  • 3 cups packed almond flour (or all-purpose flour)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon clove powder

Directions

(1) mix together the oil, sugar, eggs, syrup and pumpkin in a bowl.

(2) mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices

(3) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Don’t over-mix

(4) Grease and flour two loaf pans. Divide the batter into them. I use 9x5 size

(5) Bake at 325 degrees for like 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

(6) Let it cool completely or it will be awful crumbly

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Delish!

A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth

Mabon, an Equinox, and a Harvest Moon

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