Chai Pumpkin bread Recipe

Reader Contribution by Jean Denney
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Photo by Queren King-Orozco

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Grade B maple syrup (adjust sweetness to taste)
  • 1-1/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned is fine
  • 1-1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Generously grease a loaf pan.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Bring butter to room temperature. 
  4. Cream butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. 
  5. Fold in pumpkin puree. 
  6. In separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together; flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. 
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet and fold taking care not to over mix. 
  8. Fold in pecans. Batter will be lumpy.
  9. Spoon into greased loaf pan. 
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 10-15 minutes until knife or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before slicing.
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