Gluten Free Samhain Pumpkin Bread
After coming across Le Lady Moon's Samhain Pumpkin Bread recipe, I wanted to make a gluten free version with a few slight changes! Thank you, Le Lady Moon for sharing this splendid recipe!
First off, you might be wondering, what is Samhain? Pronounced saah-win, Samhain is a Celtic holiday that honors our dead ancestors, renewal, & as in all Pagan holiday's, appreciation for nature. We should take note! Samhain also happens to be the Witches New Year, a time to go inward & take care of ourselves, prepping for the seasons. We just celebrated with the Full Blue Moon on Halloween! Continue the celebrations with this Gluten Free Samhain Pumpkin Bread!
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup white powdered sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground clove
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts
1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour - I use Pamela's
3/4 cup gluten free tapioca flour - I use Bob's Red Mill
preheat oven to 350 degrees
whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove, baking soda
in a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: butter, water, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin
once both are smooth mixtures, toss in a bowl & blend together
mix in walnuts or hazelnuts
grease your pan - I did not have 2 loaf pans (Le Lady Moon's recommends), so I used a 10x10 ceramic pan
Le Lady Moon recommends baking 50-60 minutes - right on point as it took me about 55 minutes!
Le Lady Moon's recipe calls for vegetable oil instead of butter, but I knew my ancestors would not be having that (they love their butter), so I decided to switch it up! Check out her Samhain post for the original recipe!