I’ve been baking today! Fresh out of the oven is this deliciously moist Spiced Pumpkin and Walnut Tea Loaf.
I found this recipe in a magazine and tweaked it a little bit. The original had coconut flakes in it, and I knew my husband wouldn’t abide that! I added in some sultanas in, instead. You can’t taste the coconut milk, (my husband will be pleased to hear!) I took a chance in baking with that ingredient – I wasn’t sure what I could replace that with! I imagine it helps with keeping this bake moist.
It was really easy to put together – I didn’t even need to use a mixer – just add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir till just incorporated. You could also switch out the nuts and dried fruit for others – I bet dried cranberries would work really well in this.
I used canned puréed pumpkin – which, you can now buy in the UK! I’ve spied it in Tesco for £2.00 a can – eek! Or in Aldi at 89p – bargain! That’s where I stocked up! Of course, you can just steam and purée a pumpkin instead, you’ll need more than the stated amount as it does reduce when cooking.
Why not give this easy bake a try – goes so lovely with a cuppa mid afternoon!
I am hosting a month long Halloween Link Party to celebrate Crafty October and would love for you to share your Halloween ideas – crafts, recipes, costumes, parties…anything goes, as long as it is family friendly! It’s my favourite time of year, (as you may well know!) and I can’t wait to see what you link up!