Pumpkin Bread (we planted our pumpkin seeds the beginning of May, so we have ripe pumpkins)2 cups pumpkin pulp (bake half pumpkin, scrape flesh from skin)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup coconut milk (99 cents at Trader Joe's)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur's)
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts
Mix wet ingredients in large bowl, then dry ingredients in smaller bowl, then pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the large bowl and mix thoroughly. Makes 12 muffins and 4 small loaves (I use the Pampered Chef mini-loaf stoneware) for me... Bake at 350 for 15-25 minutes (muffins are done quicker).
*We do not have central air in our house...we used 1 window unit air conditioner a few times this summer, but have gotten used to the warm weather. Anyhow, I certainly don't want to contribute more heat to the already hot house, so bake at night, or early morning, when it's cool...Olivia discovered this little fellow on the bouquet of flowers we had in the middle of our table...it's going to be a monarch. They love milkweed. Getting fatter and fatter...
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