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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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