Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Bread
You won’t miss the wheat or sugar here, with the maple syrup adding a perfect sweetness and the ginger and garam masala a piquant kick.
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1/3 cup water
1 cup real Vermont maple syrup
1/2 cup agave syrup
1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus a little for the pan
1 cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups white spelt flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 cup walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. Whisk together the ginger, eggs, water, maple syrup, agave, oil, pumpkin and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
3. Sift in the flours, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir together and fold in the walnuts.
4. Lightly grease a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ glass loaf pan.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
6. Bake the bread until browned and a wooden skewer doesn’t have any batter stuck to it when you test it (about an hour and 10 minutes).
Mark’s is part of Mark Hix’s empire of jovial british haunts. The bar serves Hix’s contemporary twists on British bar snacks and famed mixologist Nick Strangeway’s program of old-school cocktails. Among many other successes, Nick is known for his punch recipes.
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