Mama’s Kitchen Mondays – Vegan Pumpkin Bread #FoodPorn
Many Great Pumpkins were Sacrificed making this Pumpkin
OK so I just opened up a can of Pumpkin puree, but I cannot be a pacifist when it comes to this bread. It is scrumptious and must be made all year long *shaking fist in the air and adding a bit of jazz hands*, not just for the holiday season. It is BETTER then the Pumpkin Bread currently at Starbucks, yes I said it! *SNAP* This is not my recipe but from a friends Renegade Chef file, who shared it with back in 2011 with me so I could post it here for all of you! I had to repost this after Geoff just pulled me out of a sugar crash last night while he whipped up eggs, with a butter smother piece of this amazing bread.
This past Thanksgiving I was realizing as we sat there eating pie over at the place we had harbored at during our winter storm, the thing I missed most this time around was having fellow cabin dwellers pop in for a meal. We never have traditional meals and we usually always have at least one guest who stays till the next morning. That year I really was not in the mood to do anything Thanksgivingee- like (we actually made Boboli and watched bad 80’s movies). In fact I am usually anti-turkey all around. Yes it is an excuse to eat till you burst and put yourself into a pie and turkey coma (for me it is in this order, deal with it!) But I really don’t enjoy the festivities disguising a holiday that both Geoff and I have issues with. But this year it really hit me hard because I guess I do have holiday traditions. This pumpkin bread is something that is now a household norm, I mean seriously it is like pumpkin CRACK!
I make this bread (two loaves of love) at least once or twice a month and load it with butter, corrupting its vegan goodness. I was prepared for war as I approached the counter armed with all the different flours in my arsenal and clicked open the note she had taged me in with the recipe. It ended up beyond easy to make and with a minimalist take to ingredients. (Just because you do not have 42 spices, four different sugars and three specialty organic flours does not mean it won’t be fantastic people!) Also, you CAN substitute the turbinado sugar for light brown sugar. I realize that makes you Veganites cringe, but some of us who bake A LOT do not buy turbinado in bulk. (Though honestly I buy it in the biggest bags I can because I LOVE it so I had enough to bake my loaf earlier this week with it.)
This bread is perfect cold, warmed or toasted. Keep it on the up and up and smother it in apricot jam instead of drowning it with butter. As it was with Willow’s Vegan Chocolate Cake, just because it is vegan does not mean us omnivores should not try this transcendental recipe. (I promise I will never try to sell the evilness that is vegan cheese, which is made by Satan.. or the Illuminati…) Vegan Pumpkin bread was modified from a recipe Denali found on a Hobo/Squatters site; originally it called for 4 cups of flour & 4 cups of sugar so this is an adapted Cabin Goddess Recipe (My teeth start dropping out of my mouth as my ass gets bigger and I slowly slip into a sugar coma with just the thought of it!) All directions are doing in CABIN LANGUAGE, just figure it out!
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
- 15 oz. (2 cups) canned pumpkin
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice, approximately
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup dried cranberries (optional, you can also add walnuts, dried cherries and I have even added chunks of ripe banana right before putting it in the oven.)
- Preheat oven and oil two 5X9 inch pans
- mix everything really well distribute in pans and cook for about an hour…sort of guess and check, check with a toothpick
Seriously there are tons of bread recipes out there involving Pumpkin. I love using Pumpkin in lots of things, it is a great moisturizer for unleavened breads and even is great in pasta sauces (yes pumpkin Alfredo ROCKS people). Do you have a favorite recipe involving Pumpkin? I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it!
Follow Kriss Morton – Cabin Goddess’s board Pumpkin Treats & More Autumn #nom on Pinterest.