This recipe will make 2 loaves of bread. Eat one now and freeze one for later!
Click here to learn how to make your own pumpkin puree.
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 60 minutes
- Ground Flaxseed - 4 Tablespoons
- Hot Water - 3/4 cup
- Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup
- Unsweetened Applesauce - 1/2 cup
- Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- Pumpkin Puree - 2 cups
- Flour - 3 1/2 cups
- White Sugar - 2 cups
- Baking Soda - 2 teaspoons
- Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- Pumpkin Spice Mix - 1/4 teaspoon
- Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg - 1 teaspoon
- Cloves - 1/2 teaspoon
- Ginger - 1/4 teaspoon
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl combine the ground flaxseed and the hot water. Let this sit for 5 minutes. This combination acts as eggs do and substitues 4 eggs in this recipe.
Prepare two bread pans with cooking spray.
In an electric mixing bowl combine the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, applesauce and vanilla.
In a another medium size bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda and spices).
While your mixer is on low speed begin slowly adding the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture until well combined.
Pour the mixture into your bread pans (about 3/4 full). Place side by side in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
TIP: I used a glass bread pan and a non-stick pan. The glass pan took 60 minutes to bake while the non-stick pan took 50. Both breads ended up with the same consistency and color.
Let the breads cool for about 20 minutes in the pans. Using a knife, loosen the breads from the pans and place on a plate or in a gallon size freezer bag and freeze for later.
Spread Maple Glaze over the top of the bread.
Recently I was invited to a dinner party and was asked to bring a dessert item. Fall is setting in and I find myself craving pumpkin and those delicious spices that taste so great this time of year (cinnamon, cloves, and ginger). I decided on baking pumpkin bread. This is one of my favorite recipes because it a very moist, flavorful bread packed with good ingredients. I especially love the ground flaxseed in place of eggs. Give it a try. You won’t be dissapointed!