Pumpkin Walnut and Raisin Loaf

16 Jun

Dear Pumpkin,

You’re not the prettiest looking vegetable in the patch

But for those that do the hard yards your inner beauty is well worth a blister or two.

Note : The most difficult thing about this recipe is cutting up the pumpkin!

Pumpkin Walnut and Raisin Loaf – inspired by Food.com’s Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

I lessened the naughty factor a little by…

– using apple sauce instead of oil

– honey roasting the pumpkin before pureeing so I could halve the amount of added sugar

– using wholemeal flour

Ingredients

2 cups pumpkin puree

honey

1 cup white sugar

1 cup applesauce

4 eggs

2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

Method

– Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees celsius and grease two loaf pans

– Cut up the pumpkin and drizzle in honey – best to cut up too much than too little. If you end up with more than 2 cups of puree the excess can be frozen

– roast the pumpkin in the oven until soft but not burnt

– puree the pumpkin in a food processor

– Mix the pumpkin puree, apple sauce, eggs and sugar in a bowl

– Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, raisins and walnuts

– Mix well

– Spoon the mixture into two loaf pans and bake in the oven for 65 mins

– Once cooked leave to rest in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out on to a rack to cool

Enjoy on its own or spread with butter if you’re feeling decadent!

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6 Responses to “Pumpkin Walnut and Raisin Loaf”

  1. nonamesnopackdrill June 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    It’s great to see you blogging again 🙂 And this recipe looks great, especially for winter baking… yum!

    • kazualkreative June 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks so much! Yeah I have been a bit blog-lazy of late 😉 It’s good to be back.

  2. Zen and Genki June 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    That is some yummy looking bread 🙂 Lovely post (if only there was a “smell” button on the computer!)
    anne

    • kazualkreative June 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      Hah, that’s funny – I was thinking just that as I made it. It really does smell delicious! 🙂

  3. msfredrickson June 22, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    Your foods always look so Wonderfully tempting!

  4. Hedley July 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    As mentioned above, great to see you back blogging again. Always well written and photographed. Looking forward to your next adventure. No furry pals around when this session occurred ? 😉

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