Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Bread

I absolutely love the scent of cloves, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg, especially when they are coming from my kitchen!  I call this group of fragrant spices my "autumn spices" because when I smell them I think about a cold rainy day when red and orange leaves are dropping from the trees outside. They just smell like autumn.  I  morphed a banana loaf recipe into a pumpkin counterpart and of course after making substitutions and additions, the final recipe is nothing like its original.
If you're familiar with my baking at all, you already know that this is super healthy, with no almost no sugar or fat, but don't worry, it's definitely full of flavour.
Pumpkin Spice Bread
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
4 packets of stevia
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 cup agave nectar
4 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
1/4 cup unsulphered, blackstrap molasses
1 cup pumpkin puree

Combine the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.  In a small mixing bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.  Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed, do not over mix.  Pour batter into a lightly oiled loaf pan .  Sprinkle a handful of pumpkin seeds on top if desired, and bake at 350 for 1 hour.


Simple and Divine said...

OMG JANET! This recipe = WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR MONTHS! I'm going to bake one asap and totally let you know how it is, too! Thanks for the amazing recipe! :)

Georgia said...

This looks AWESOME!! Next time I get some pumpkin I know what I am doing!!

shellyfish said...

You had me with the title Janet! I have three huge pumpkins (I'd bought them to decorate the classroom where I teach) that are coming home with me this weekend, and now I know at least one recipe that I can make with them!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Oh that Spice Bread looks just wonderful!!
Cloves, Allspice, Cinnamon and Nutmeg do it for me too.

Jen said...

Hey Janet,
The bread looks awesome and the squash was really good. I didn't have pecans so I used walnuts.
I've got something for you on my blog. See you on Sunday. And tag...

Bex said...

this looks like the perfect treat to much throughout the day at work.