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Pumpkin Spice Loaves

I have loved baking all my life, but when my mom made the choice to be vegan, I had to find new recipes. This one's a keeper! —Marisa Holt, Los Angeles, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk flours, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices. In another bowl, whisk pumpkin, oil, applesauce, maple syrup and water. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • Transfer to two 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
For larger loaves: Prepare recipe as directed, using two 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each)
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 142 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • shannondobos
    Jan 10, 2019

    I can't believe I am the first to review these! I made these loaves a couple of days ago to get something yummy in the freezer for school lunches again, and they are the best! I wasn't looking for a vegan recipe, and didn't even realize they were until I was almost finished mixing everything. I have to say, I was VERY skeptical that they would turn out because the batter was incredibly thick and seemed strange once I realized I hadn't added any dairy or eggs. However, they rose up beautifully, are the perfect texture, and not dry at all. They are so delicious! This is my new go-to for sure.