Walnut and Pumpkin Bread

    1 hour 30 min

    A moist and delicious loaf. Walnuts are nestled in a lightly sweet and warmly spiced pumpkin bread. Enjoy as a snack, for dessert, elevenses, afternoon tea or pop into packed lunches.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 225g plain flour
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 425g pumpkin puree
    • 75ml water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 2 loaf tins.
    2. Stir the flour, sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves together in a large bowl. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, water, eggs, vanilla and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry while whisking until everything is well mixed. Fold the walnuts into the batter. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf tins.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 50 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool 20 minutes before removing from the tins.

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    In case you're wondering, Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is a high holiday for Pagans and is known as Halloween to most everyone. As for the recipe, it rocks! Very moist and just really flavorful; I didn't have to tweak it at all. I took it to a potluck celebration and it went over very well. Thanks!  -  15 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! Coven kids were all over it! Stole one whole loaf before we caught them, and they are picky eaters. Definitely a keeper! With the amount of fertility magick in here, too, it would be great for Beltane, substitute apple puree for love and fertility and apple pie spices instead.  -  05 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made a few small changes, just to make it a little healthier. I used whole wheat white flour, cut the sugar by half, used homemade organic pumpkin mash, brewed/cooled chai tea instead of water and melted butter instead of oil. (Low on oil right now.) At the last minute, I added one cup of Hershey's cinnamon chips. I got 18 muffins out of one recipe, medium sized. 350* for 18 minutes was just right baking time. The flavor of these muffins is wonderful, made even better by the addition of cinnamon chips. And the smell while baking? Amazing.  -  19 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)