Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pumpkin-Chai Spice Bread

Here's a batch of bread that makes a delicious breakfast bite, or satisfies as a snack. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan, but can be adjusted to your taste (and tolerance).
In a large bowl, combine:
1 cup organic canned pumpkin
1/2 cup olive oil (I used organic apple sauce)
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (I omitted these and used an extra tsp of baking powder)
1/3 cup apple cider (or orange juice)

In a second bowl, whisk together:
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Add the dry ingredients into your first bowl and mix together. If the batter looks too thin, add an additional tablespoon or two of gluten-free flour. You can make one large loaf, but I made four small loafs. I divided the batter evenly among the loafs, then I added in the extras. For loaf 1, I mixed in dried cranberries and walnuts. For loaf 2, I mixed in carob chips. For loaf 3, I topped with sliced banana. Loaf 4 is the plain pumpkin chai (although there's nothing plain about it!) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Before hitting the oven - I mixed in the "extras" and threw a few more on top.
My favorite loaf - with cranberries and walnuts.
The final product - brown on the edges and moist in the middle.
My recipe was inspired by the Gluten-Free Goddess - see more of her recipes here.

Looking for my other sweet treats?
Try this Raw Apple Crisp or check out the "Recipes" link on the right-hand side of the home page.


  1. This looks heavenly! Will save it for future baking adventures. Deelish. Thanks Kate!

  2. wow!! I love anything pumpkin. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Pumpkin lovers unite! Here are two other recipes you might like (or, love!)

    Pumpkin Pie (in the raw)


  4. Whoa this looks so yummylicious!!! I love spices and breads that contain them. :D

  5. Beautiful pics. My favorite bowls are from Anthropologie. They have great dishes - about the only thing I can afford in that store! ;)

    Bread sounds delicious. I think loaf #2 would be my favorite. I'm a sucker for anything with carob chips.