Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Tis the season for all things pumpkin!  Okay, so I had this giant tin of pumpkin in my fridge left over from making the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares the other day and figured I better use it up pronto.  Silly me, I adapted a recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking and didn't write any notes because honestly, I thought it might not turn out.  And I didn't measure the pumpkin at all, I just dumped the remainder of the can in the bowl.  Of course the loaves came out of the oven and were perfect, not too sweet and a great snack with a cup of tea.  So, here goes.

Pumpkin Bread

3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree
1/3 cup canola oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly oil two loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix flax seeds and water together until creamy.  Add the sugar, pumpkin and oil to the flax mixture and stir until well blended.  In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine but do not over mix.  
Spoon the batter into the loaf pans and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let the loaves cool for about 20 minutes before removing them from the pans.


  1. Lee, These do look perfect! Yum!

  2. Yummy!!!
    I just looked at that recipe today when I glanced through 'The Joy of Vegan Baking'! ;)
    If I would have had any pumpkin puree left, I'd have given this a try too, but I 'had' to make more pumpkin cupcakes yesterday! LOL

  3. Mmmm! More pumpkin-y goodness. My mouth continues to water...! ;-)

  4. Can never have enough pumpkin bread around the house! Looks delish Lee!

  5. Ooo, I want some! I love pumpkin bread! These really do look perfect.

  6. I made this just now because it sounded (and looks) so good! It was also my first foray into using flax in foodstuffs. Unfortunately, I mistakenly added about a teaspoon of baking powder -- I was uncharacteristically inattentive -- so we'll see if it still turns out alright. In any case, thanks a lot for this recipe; I'm sure it will turn out wonderfully! :)

  7. Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Oscar, I hope it turns out! Please come back and let me know or I'll check your blog if you post about it.

  8. I'm here to report back as I do not actually blog myself. Despite my foolish oversight, the loaves turn out fantastically! I especially like that they're sweet but not overly so -- and they do go excellently with tea on a rainy night. I gave one of them to my fabulous supervisor at work who is also vegan!

    Thanks again for this great recipe! :D

  9. Oscar that's fantastic news! I'm so happy they turned out for you. Sometimes baking is not so forgiving when you leave things out but I have been pleasantly surprised by a few of my own experiments. Thanks for coming back to let me know about your success.