Pumpkin gingerbread loaf

Pumpkin gingerbread loaf


Pumpkin gingerbread loaf has been on my mind for long .I have been baking with pumpkin a lot this year and as I use it more I am surprised to know how versatile this veggie is. Use it to bake breads; cakes , make stews and soups or make a warm winter salad there are endless ways to use pumpkin . It is high in vitamin c and potassium content and a vegetable known to boost your mood and keep the brain healthy.

This pumpkin cake reminds me of carrot cake; it’s moist , perfectly spiced and has a distinct earthy aroma .I have made the pumpkin purée from scratch at home u can even use a store bought can.its as simple as dicing the pumpkin in big chunks and placing in the oven at 350c for 40 min.Once it is soft scoop out the purée and store in refrigerator.I added some coco powder in a part of the batter to get two layers of different shades in the bread.complementing the flavour and the gorgeous yellow colour of pumpkin are the spices like cinnamon ,nutmeg,cardamom,ginger that makes it a must fall recipe.




1-1/4 cup bread flour ( I used @kingarthurs unbleached white flour)

1/4 cup almond meal

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

mix everything well and keep aside.

1/4 cup almond butter

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp chia seeds mixed with 4 tsp water kept aside for 15 min

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

mix everything well and add the flour to this mix . Add around 1/4 cup of milk slowly to get the right consistency of the batter .It will be a thick batter .Add 2 tbsp of coco powder to half the batter.Pour the yellow batter first and then the chocolate batter layer on top in a greased 8 by 4 inch pan and bake for about 35 min at 175c .Check if the toothpick comes out clean otherwise cover the top with the foil and keep at 160c for 10 min more .spread some butter and have a warm slice to experience fall coma.





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