Marble Pumpkim Bread
October for most is all about Halloween and costumes but for me, it's keeping an eye out for pumpkins and pumpkin recipes. Everyone does Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin muffins. Everyone also recycles the same Halloween costume because she ice skates and has an ice skating skirt for no reason while living in Los Angeles. When I say everyone, it's basically me. I always do the same bread and muffins when it comes to my Pumpkin recipes. As far as my costume, it is what it is. I was told to step out of my comfort zone and maybe buy a costume from Party City as there happens to be quite a variety. BUT instead, I attempted the marble pumpkin bread and I must say, I'm not mad at it at all. I'm happy it was a success and I'm happy I can add it to my list of Pumpkin treats. So Happy Pumpkin season! And to those celebrating...I guess Happy Halloween.
3/4 cup of coconut sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of vegan butter
1/4 cup of coconut milk or oat milk (or any dairy free milk)
3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of gluten free flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of pumpkin spice
1/4 + 1/8 cup of cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350
Grease your loaf pan. I use a 8.5x4.
In a bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, butter, milk, pumpkin puree and vanilla.
Add 3/4 cup of the flour slowly and then add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice into the egg mixture. Blend until smooth.
Remove half the batter into another bowl and add the cocoa powder and combine.
Add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour to the non-cocoa batter. Mix until blended
In your loaf pan, alternate scoops of each batter into the pan. It should be enough for two rows. With a toothpick or skewer make figure eights in the batter so it creates a swirl.
Bake for 50 -55 minutes until it is cooked through. To check take a tooth pick and poke the center, if it comes out smooth it has been cooked through.
**Optional, add chocolate chips on top for garnish!
Let sit for 10 -15 minutes.