This recipe just exudes all the autumn, comfort food feels!
It is savory, warm, spicy and comforting all in the same mouthful. And it is bread, softy, chewy bread not at all what you expect from gluten-free.
The twist of adding Garam Masala to this bread brings an unexpected twist. If you have not played around with this incredible spice blend from India then you are in for a treat !
(Step by step photos coming soon!)
Snacktivist Foods Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe
In a large bowl:
16oz bag of Snacktivist Foods Artisan Bread Mix
1 ¼ cup warm water
½ cup pumpkin puree (canned or cooked pureed)
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 TBSP Sugar (For a sweeter bread, add 2 more TBSP of sugar)
1 TBSP of Garam masala* or traditional pumpkin spice blend
*Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend with many of the same familiar flavors of pumpkin spice but with a savory, delicious twist. It's awesome, try it!
Add a pinch (1/8 tsp) of turmeric for added golden-orange color and dynamic flavor!
Mix well with in a stand mixer, hand mixer or by hand until the batter is smooth and all lumps are gone.
Stir in 2 TBSP oil of choice (or butter)
Optional: Mix in ¼ cup lightly salted and roasted pumpkin seeds (shelled)
Using wet hands, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Liberally wet hands and smooth ball of dough into desired shape (work the dough like you would work clay, there is no gluten so you will not be able to stretch or knead this bread).
After shaping and smoothing is done, use basting brush or hands to apply oil to surface of the loaf.
Then use sharp knife to score the top of the loaf, sprinkle top with pumpkin seeds for a decorative look.
Let rise in a warm spot for 30-40 minutes.
Bake at 450F on center oven rack for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and makes a hollow sound when the top is tapped.
Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing (this is the hardest part!)