Pumpkin & Walnut Bread

November 3, 2011

I don’t bake often, but when I do, I find myself turning off all other distractions and becoming completely absorbed in the art of baking.  Cooking in general seems to calm me and bring me to the present.
 Not thinking about anything else but the task at hand. Even though life gets hectic, I try to find time to cook or bake almost everyday. Just like running, it is a hobby that keeps me sane.
And what better way to relax and fill your belly, than with some warm Pumpkin & Walnut Bread!

3-4 cups cooked pumpkin or canned
1 cup sugar
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup almond milk
2 “eggs” – 2 tbsp flaxseed/6 tbsp water
3/4 cup oil
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups wheat flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (optional) 
1 1/2 cups walnuts, crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Oil two loaf pans. 
Combine the pumpkin, “eggs”, oil, milk, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
In another bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients (leaving out a handful of walnuts). 
Mix together, then add to wet ingredients. 
Pour into loaf pans, sprinkling the rest of the walnuts on top.  Pour just a tad more maple syrup over the top! 
Bake for 50 minutes to an hour…until a knife or toothpick comes out clean.
I love devouring this bread in the morning.
Heating it up just a tad; it goes swell with coffee or tea.
To mix things up, I sometimes put a spread of coconut butter on top!

6 thoughts on “Pumpkin & Walnut Bread

  1. Lindsay

    mmmm this looks good. I can’t believe it but I haven’t made pumpkin bread yet this season! Shameful! ha. I did make up a batch of carrot cake walnut muffins last night that turned out delicious. I use whole wheat pastry flour a lot in my baking because it’s not quite as dense as pure wheat flour. But wheat flour gives bread loaves a delicious nutty flavor. Have you baked much with spelt flour? It’s something I want to experiment with a little more. Great post! Happy sunday girl!!


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