This is a wonderful pumpkin, apple spice bread! I give both vegan and regular baking option, but I bake this vegan because the banana makes it super moist. This recipe makes two loaves. One option is to make one loaf and then save half the batter for muffins. Bake muffins for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
- 2 cups flour (whole wheat pastry flour)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3⁄4 cup butter (or vegan butter)
- 2 eggs (or one ripe banana or any egg substitute)
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons sugar (for topping)
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar (for topping)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease loaf pan. This recipe makes two loaves. So you can save half the recipe for muffins or a second loaf.
- Combine sugars and butter in mixer.
- Next add vanilla, pumpkin, and eggs (or banana) and mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, soda, powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Now add this to the batter.
- Once all mixed well together, last add the raisins and apples.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes.
- During the last ten minutes of baking, combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of bread. Topping is optional.
I made this recipe this morning and am really happy with the results! Instead of making two loaves of bread, I made 24 muffins. They came out very moist and were done in about 22- 25 minutes.
I was a little surprised at the calorie count for this recipe, which is nearly 560 calories per serving! However, that's assuming that there are 8 servings in the recipe. By making muffins instead of loaves, I can manage the portioning better and reduce the calorie intake. Yummy!!
I haven't baked this (yet) but I was a happy eater of Lisa Clarice's vegan efforts. Super moist and tasty! Dense, yet soft with little nuggets of raisin-y goodness. Nice crumb topping too!