Saturday, October 22, 2011

Allergy Friendly Pumpkin Bread

Submitted by J.C.

Yield: 2 Loaves

-2/3 cup dairy-free shortening (Crisco, Earth Balance, or Spectrum Organic)
-2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
-4 Tbsp water
-1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
-1/4 cup orange juice
-3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
-2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-inch loaf pans with dairy-free baking spray. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together shortening and sugar. Add the water, pumpkin, and orange juice, and mix well. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg with a wire whisk. Add this dry mixture to the shortening mixture, and combine thoroughy. Pour into the prepared loaf pans, and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.

Freesing Tip: to freeze bread for later, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. Label with name and date, and freeze for up to 2 months.


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