Wednesday, November 21, 2012

pumpkin-tinged cranberry bread

This vegan pumpkin-cranberry bread makes a delicious breakfast with coffee or tea.
If you are like me, you've taken advantage of the pre-Thanksgiving sales and have stocked up on rock-bottom-dollar canned pumpkin. I now have about 6 cans in my pantry. This tasty quick bread recipe – a little tart, a little sweet – will help you put a dent in your stash – or use up leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin. 

Mix dry and wet ingredients and bake. It's that simple.
This recipe is about balance, hence the recipe name "Pumpkin-Tinged Cranberry Bread." The addition of just 1/2 cup infuses this bread an earthy sweetness that provides a nice counterbalance to the tanginess of the cranberries.

Save your ass. Use up your pumpkin stash.
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Fresh from the oven
Vegan Pumpkin-Tinged Cranberry Bread
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour [I used1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, 1/2 cup white spelt flour and 1/2 cup white flour]
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon [optional]
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 6 T canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream or plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups cranberries
Makes one loaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix wet ingredients in a medium bowl, then stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Don't overmix or you'll end up with a tough loaf. Batter will be thick.

Stir the cranberries into the batter, then pour into a greased loaf pan.

Bake for about 60-70 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then run a butter knife along edges of pan, invert and transfer to a serving dish.
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Hannah said...

With recipes like this, I don't see how any pumpkin surplus would last long. :)
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrea said...

What a great-looking bread — crackled top and moist inside. I love a good cranberry bread but this one looks even better with the added pumpkin.