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Cranberry Oats Pumpkin Bread

Updated: Jan 7

One thing that represents October more than anything else is pumpkin. They start appearing on supermarket shelves and in farmers' markets during the last week of September.


Prep Time: 15min Cook Time: 60min Serves: 6 Servings Level: Beginning





26th October, National Pumpkin Day


Also known as the autumn squash, National Pumpkin Day celebrates the sweet-savory yellow fruit, the first sign of the upcoming autumn. With pumpkins being grown in almost every continent, we cannot miss celebrating this special food. Filled with fiber and nutrients, it is justified to celebrate a day honoring the giant yet adorable pumpkin. Pumpkins are also widely used as part of Thanksgiving and Halloween celebrations, which is another reason we should celebrate this special day.


How to celebrate National Pumpkin Day?

The first step to celebrating National Pumpkin Day is simple: you just drop by your favorite bakery, coffee shop or restaurant and order a delicious slice of pumpkin pie. Not in the mood for pie? Try a pumpkin spice latte instead, and ask about it in your local coffee shops. Your other option is going to the supermarket, buying some pumpkins and you create a small art project for yourself by painting your pumpkins with your choice of colors. Be creative and have fun!


If you’re feeling inventive, you could also get yourself a bunch of pumpkins, roast them and make one of my delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes including A Pumpkin Smoothie, Pumpkin Salad, Creamy Pumpkin Pasta, or Pumpkin Bread. Nothing says Fall like the smell of cooking Pumpkin. Lastly, you can celebrate this special day by spreading the word. Talk about the best features of pumpkins on your social media accounts, and remember to use #NationalPumpkinDay within your posts.


Remember, you are not limited to doing only one of these things! Instead, why not get the full experience by engaging in multiple of these activities? Personally, I know I am going to post on my social media accounts about the health benefits of Pumpkin, and of course I will bake a delicious, plant-based and healthy fall dessert, Cranberry Oats Pumpkin Bread.



Cranberry Oats Pumpkin Bread


This healthy pumpkin bread is everything you could want for a perfect fall dessert, a great breakfast with a cup of coffee, or even a healthy snack. It’s moist, dense, and full of flavor. As a bonus, it makes the house smell like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This classic fall loaf cake is loaded with real pumpkin and seasonal spices. However, if you know me, you will understand that I always love making my recipes special. I revamped one of my favorite pumpkin bread recipes with the addition of dried cranberries and oat flour. My recipe is plant-based, gluten-free, healthy and super delicious. I’m sure your family will love it!


RECIPE


Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Boiled Pumpkin

  • 2.5 Cups Oat flour

  • 0.5 Cup Oats

  • 2/3 Cup Coconut sugar ( or any sugar)

  • 1/5 Cup Coconut Oil

  • ½ cup apple sauce or 2 tbsp flax seeds meal mix with 5 tbsp water( for 5min)

  • 1,5 tsp Baking powder

  • 0.5 tsp Baking soda

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin spices

  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Line the base and sides with baking parchment.

  • Beat sugar, oil, and applesauce (or flax seeds meal). Then add the pumpkin and spices.

  • Add sodium bicarbonate and apple cider vinegar to a very small bowl. Mix well and then add it to the pumpkin mixture.

  • Mix the oats and baking powder very well in another bowl. Then mix with the wet ingredients well. In the end, add the cranberries.

  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes at 350°F (175°C) or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove it.

  • Lastly, enjoy!



If you make this vegan pumpkin bread, please snap a photo and tag @andreea.plantbasedchef on Instagram! I would love it if you would leave a comment below.
Thanks so much!
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