Don’t let the word “vegan” deter you. Vegan baked goods simply replace items like milk, butter, and eggs with other ingredients such as mono and polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich oils and perfectly sweet all-natural applesauce.
Promise. Pinky swear, too.
With my stockpiles of pumpkin, it was only a matter of time before a pumpkin bread made its way into my line-up. Unlike a traditional pumpkin bread, this incorporates a plentiful amount of ground ginger making it a gingerbread…and dangerously good.
I wish I could say I enjoyed more of this bread, but that Mr. Prevention really, really, really liked this Pumpkin Gingerbread and his shameless, manly appetite had no second thoughts about nearly inhaling it all.
“I thought you said it was easy to make??” was his response to my pleas for him to share.
Vegan Pumpkin Gingerbread from Weekly Bite
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine your flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and ground ginger. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
In a separate bowl combine vegetable oil, pumpkin, applesauce, and water. Mix through.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix until all ingredients are combined. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter in. Bake at 375 degree for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Yield: 10 slices.
Nutrition Information (per slice): 222 calories; 11.7 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 250 mg. sodium; 28.1 g. carbohydrate; 3.3 g. fiber; 0.4 g. protein
Result: Mr. Prevention devoured this. Just as the pumpkin sherbet went, he had his little fingers in this before I could even take a few photos. This was a ginger-y and vegan spin on a traditional pumpkin bread…simple to make and sure not to last long! Enjoy!
While my weekend was short, I made the best of it. One run, one hockey game, lots of grading, and a fun family outing (Lily, too!) to the apple orchard. I am giddy over the 20 pounds of Fuji apples awaiting my next move 😉
Question: Do you like gingerbread?