It’s true. We’ve managed to get through most of the Fall season without making one pumpkin recipe. I don’t know how it happened, but it did. That might explain why my wife had a sudden urge, while we were out grocery shopping last week, to buy a couple cans of pumpkin. Either that or it was the rock bottom sale prices now that pumpkin season is rolling to a close.
Now my wife wasn’t too sure what she was going to make until she remembered that she had a recipe from an old high school friend that she had wanted to adapt. It had been sitting in her ‘to bake’ pile of recipes for a few years now, and after a quick glance, she knew it was the recipe to try out this week! Are we ever glad she did!
My wife’s Double Dare You Chai Spiced Bread is delicious and nutritious! This recipe makes two generous loaves of bread. That means one for eating, and one for sharing (or saving – trust us, you might not want to give any of this away)! Try it with some cinnamon cream cheese spread. So good!
Here’s what you’ll need to make my wife’s Double Dare You Chai Spiced Bread:
- 3 cups Turbinado sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 4 large eggs
- ⅔ cup water
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- pinch of star anise
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two bread pans with parchment paper or lightly grease. Mix sugar and oil until blended. Add eggs and water, and blend until smooth. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients (flour, oats, baking soda/powder, salt, spices). Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well blended. Divide batter evenly between two bread pans and bake for approximately 75 minutes, or until it passes the 'toothpick test'. Flip pans over and gently pat out breads. Peel back parchment paper if required. Allow bread to cool on wire racks before slicing.
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