Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween Super Moist Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Look who was invited to join something special?
I was cordially asked by Lidia of Vegan Bloggers Unite to join in on their 2nd annual Virtual Vegan Potluck held on November 1st, which is also World Vegan Day! The first time yours truly celebrates such a momentous occasion.
Now Virtual Vegan Potluck is excitable fun for there are many different vegan/vegetarian blogs from all over the world getting in on the eight course action of Appetizers, Salads, Beverages, Breads, Side Dishes, Soups, Main Dishes, and Desserts.
Hopefully you'll find something especially enticing that'll have you racing to kitchen, scoring the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer for ingredients needed.
Here's the official list here: Virtual Vegan Potluck Participants
Representing the bread category is what I've created here.

Super Moist Vegan Pumpkin Bread that will knock your socks off!
One of my favorite parts about autumn is the sweet, spicy taste of pumpkin bread.
An avid pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream lover, this other way of having pumpkin was a delicacy discovered in my later high school years when an old friend introduced my taste buds to a generations past down family recipe. That recipe I made almost every year until Bob Evans made life even easier with their amazing version to be had on Sunday fall brunches.
Now I'm back to square one- making my own.
It was imperative to recreate that yummy almost pudding like dessert into vegan perfection that would possibly be a well savored tradition.

2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ripened bananas
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup walnuts

*Now if you dislike the slight banana flavor, please substitute the bananas with 1/2 cup applesauce.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir all dry ingredients harmoniously together. Combine bananas, pumpkin, and vanilla almond milk into a blender and puree until evenly mixed.
Merge wet with the dry. Crush down all those lumps made especially by brown sugar.
Stir until beautiful orange-y perfection.
Add crushed walnuts.
Split batter into two baking loaf pans. I used foil to cut that dish washing time in half. Just being honest...
Bake for 40-50 minutes, making sure to fork in between.
Skipping on cooling time, I cut up three slices & added extra walnuts & cinnamon on top.
It didn't take long, but this was most excellent with plain almond milk.
This is soooooooooooooo unbelievably divine!
I did have my doubts about it, but the banana flavor is quite light, almost mild, it's not too sugary sweet, and the spices are right on point with the pumpkin bread enjoyed in the past. Moist, rich, and melting on the taste buds, I have found a new tradition and will add an extra 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree to amp up the appeal of beloved orange treat.
Overall, very impressive.
Now Happy Halloween everyone! This is the kind of bready "dessert" that simply cannot be passed up even if little ones are dressed to the spooky nines begging for candy. Just give them a slice of this vegan pumpkin bread wrapped in cellophane....
Kidding! :D
Right before me in the Potluck located here are two delicious recipes- sweet & savory: Hot Cross Buns & Pepperoni Pizza Bread
And right behind for more deliciously baked vegan pumpkin action: Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

26 comments:

  1. You'e made my mouth water! I love all the ingredients in this bread, it looks and sounds ideal for a crisp autumn day. Mmmmmmm. :-)

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    1. Thank you!!! Heehee. Makes me feel like my job as a burgeoning vegan baker is complete.

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  2. Just making my way through the VVP & wanted to say hey :-)

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    1. Hello! Hope you're enjoying all the great recipes on World Vegan Day! :)

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  3. I love pumpkin bread! it's always so soft and moist, and of course, pumpkiny! Your recipe looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much! Pumpkin bread is one of my all time favorites during this time of the year. Hope you'll give it a try! :)

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  4. Thanks for taking part in the Potluck!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me! What a fun, creative way to spread the joys of vegan cooking! Love sharing. :)

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  5. So, pumpkin bread is also MY favorite thing about this time of year! :)

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    1. Yay!!! Gotta love pumpkin bread in this beautiful season! <3

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  6. Perfect for this time of year! Thanks for joining us at the potluck!

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    1. Thank you! Very happy and proud to be a part of it! So much fun & very inspiring to boot!!! I've bookmarked soooo many pages, lol. :)

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    1. Mine too! Yay!!!! Thank you for commenting. :)

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  8. This sounds like the perfect pumpkin bread recipe. Many are way too sweet so I appreciate that you created one that highlights pumpikn as opposed to sugar.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! The sugar was a big thing for me. I was looking around and many use real sugar and maple syrup or agave nectar on top of it. Plus using ripened bananas give another element of sweetness that one doesn't even need a load of sugar. Love, LOVE pumpkin bread!!!!

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  9. Yum! Pumpkin anything gets my vote. Thank you for a great recipe!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! So sweet and thoughtful! I love pumpkin soooooo much. :)

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  10. I love to bake with pumpkin in the fall! This looks delicious! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! Gotta love fall time pumpkin anything. Especially bread! :)

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  11. I'm a big fan of pumpkin bread! Your's sounds delicious!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you give it a try! very, very simple to make. Even easier to eat. ;)

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  12. Can't go wrong with pumpkin bread! Oooh the beautiful aroma is wafting my way. Thank you for posting.

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    1. Hahaha! Pumpkin bread is that amazing, isn't it??? You're very welcomed. It's the perfect yum. :)

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