I told you there would be more holiday recipes and not to toot my own horn but I am definitely delivering with this one. This recipe is in Collaboration with one of my favourite Canadian health food companies Prana Organics - this loaf is everything that you want gingerbread to be, dark, rich, spicy, dense and oh so delicious!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
1.5 Cups Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 Tbsp Ground Chia Seeds - I use these ones from Prana
8 Tbsp Warm Water
1/4 - 1/3 Cup Black Strap Molasses - Dependent on how rich you want it, I use 1/3
3 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar
4 Dried Prunes - Can Sub Dates - I use these ones from Prana
1.5 Cups GF Oats - Ground into flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tsp Ground Ginger
1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Tsp Ground Cloves
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Mix ground chia seeds with the 8 tbsp warm water in small bowl and let sit until thick egg consistency and soak prunes in separate bowl of boiling hot water. When the chia seeds have turned into a thick consistency and prunes are soft (about 5 minutes), blend everything together in a small blender until combined.
3. In a large stand mixer combine all wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
4. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the wet ingredients, mix until well combined - about 3 minutes.
5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
xo - LU