When we were on a hike last month in North Carolina, I found these gorgeous leaves and pressed them in my book. A little reminder of what it will be looking at around most parts of the world very soon.
I usually make one loaf plain and one loaf with semi-sweet chocolate chips tossed in the batter. I was very distracted taking the photos of the bread from the tempting scent of cinnamon and ginger. I had to have just one more slice. My second of the day so far. It is SO good!
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
slightly adapted from Joy the Baker
makes 2 loaves
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or you could use all white all-purpose flour)
2 cups light brown sugar (I like to make my own with white sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses mixed together)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons cinnamon
4 teaspoons ginger
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree, or just under two cups
1 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup orange juice
1 cup rice milk(or almond milk-you can also use soy)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Line two loaf pans (mine are 9 x 5) with parchment paper and set aside.
Pour the rice milk (or almond milk) into a small bowl and add the apple cider vinegar. Stir it together a little and let it sit for minute while you prep the other ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
In a very large bowl, stir together pumpkin puree, oil, orange juice, and rice (or almond) milk until nicely combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients about a cup at a time. Stir well after adding each cup of the dry ingredients using a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and incorporate it all together.
Spoon the batter into your parchment lined loaf pans and smooth down a little with a spatula.
Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 then lower the heat to 325 and bake for about another 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. It will be hard to wait for the bread to cool before serving.
Surprise a friend or a neighbor and wrap the 2nd loaf to give as a gift. You will be thanked profusely.