(100 Days of Real Food recipe)
•1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour (I like King Arthur's brand)
•1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
•1 teaspoon ground ginger
•½ teaspoon nutmeg
•⅛ teaspoon cloves
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•¼ teaspoon baking powder
•½ teaspoon salt
•½ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
•½ cup honey
•½ teaspoon vanilla
•1 cup pumpkin puree
•½ cup chopped tree nuts (optional)
•Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
•In a large mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (from the flour down to the salt).
•Make a well (hole) in the center and throw in the eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir together thoroughly with a fork, but do not overmix.
•Fold in the pumpkin puree and nuts (if using).
•Generously grease a large loaf pan or put muffin liners in a muffin pan and then pour in the batter.
•For a loaf bake for approximately 30 – 40 minutes and for muffins bake for approximately 18 - 22 minutes. Check for doneness by making sure a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
I like to add 2-3 Tbsp of ground flax seed to add fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. You can store in an airtight container for 1-2 days but after that refrigerate or freeze. I like to freeze a few for a quick breakfast or lunch for my kids.