Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Bread - Vegan & Daniel Fast Friendly

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Daniel Fast & Vegan Friendly

At the beginning of 2012, I decided to partake in a Daniel Fast - no meats, no yeast, no white flours, no white sugar, no dairy *gulp*, minimal salt, no fried foods, as much raw produce as possible. Within three days, I felt amazing. And, pounds dropped effortlessly.

*My kids had begged me to make pumpkin bread for them. I had only made pumpkin bread once before -- and used a recipe for the not-so-healthy kind. Not wanting the temptation in the house, or should I say, the torture of smelling the spices mingling in the oven, I experimented using methods I enjoy with other baked goods, and the pumpkin bread was delicious!

Ingredients

2 cups raw honey
1 cup unsweetened, natural applesauce
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 15 - 16 ounce can of pumpkin (solid pack)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup water

Optional:
Nuts
Dried Fruit

Assembling

Prepare two loaf pans (9-inch x 5-inch x 3inch) with Baker's Joy, or by rubbing coconut oil and lightly dusting with flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat at medium speed honey, appelsauce and bananas. (If bananas are fairly ripe, you do not have to pre-mash.) Add pumpkin and beat well. Add spices, baking soda and baking powder. Mix at low speed 30 seconds, scraping sides. Add remaining ingredients. Blend well.

Pour batter into loaf pans. Bake for 60-65 minutes. Allow bread to rest in pans at least 10 minutes after removing from oven. Cool completely.

Storage

Once cooled completely, either slice when serving or pre-slice and wrap.

This does not last long room temperature, maybe 3-4 days because there are no preservatives. However, wrapped airtight and stored in a refrigerator, it lasts 10-14 days.

Pumpkin bread is excellent for breakfast, snack, or dessert! The kids never realize it's "healthy" *gasp* either!

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Comments 8 comments

Valerie Kenney 4 years ago

Looks very yummy!


Sonya 4 years ago

Sounds like a great recipe and it's in the oven now, minus the honey. Honey, although naturally sweet, is not approved for the Daniel fast. I added some dates and raisins. Can't wait to try it!


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breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA Author

Sonya -

Hello! Thank you for reading & trying! I hope you enjoy the recipe. What I had learned about the Daniel fast was raw honey was ok, sparingly, but not processed. I could have been misinformed. Please let me know whether or not you like the recipe. Thank you for commenting. :)


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breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA Author

Perfect weather for this recipe with a hot mug of cocoa or your favorite fall coffee.


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breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA Author

I am going to make this in a bar pan. Once cooled, I will spread a cream cheese frosting over it, then roll. Yum!


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breathe2travel 3 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA Author

This is a great recipe for New Year's Daniel Fast-ers.


Annette 3 years ago

Do you have the nutritional info?


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breathe2travel 3 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA Author

Annette -

I do not. I am interested in learning how to factor nutritional info in my recipes. If you know any proven methods, please share. :)

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