Recipe by LApagmom2
"This recipe was shared with me years ago by a friend. Since then it's been tweaked and modified to its current form. Perfect for Samhain celebrations. The spices in this pumpkin bread blend together nicely, representing all things desired with the promise of new beginnings."
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1 3/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 (15 ounce) can
In case you're wondering, Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is a high holiday for Pagans and is known as Halloween to most everyone. As for the recipe, it rocks! Very moist and just really flavorful; I didn't have to tweak it at all. I took it to a potluck celebration and it went over very well. Thanks!
This one did not work for me.
Awesome! Coven kids were all over it! Stole one whole loaf before we caught them, and they are picky eaters. Definitely a keeper! With the amount of fertility magick in here, too, it would be great for Beltane, substitute apple puree for love and fertility and apple pie spices instead.
I made a few small changes, just to make it a little healthier. I used whole wheat white flour, cut the sugar by half, used homemade organic pumpkin mash, brewed/cooled chai tea instead of water and melted butter instead of oil. (Low on oil right now.) At the last minute, I added one cup of Hershey's cinnamon chips. I got 18 muffins out of one recipe, medium sized. 350* for 18 minutes was just right baking time. The flavor of these muffins is wonderful, made even better by the addition of cinnamon chips. And the smell while baking? Amazing.
Only small change: I used 1 C. white sugar and 1/2 C. brown. Bread doesn't rise much, and was done in about 45 min. Great flavor!
I have no idea what Samhaine means... but.. very good pumpkin bread. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was that the top was sticky (and I just so happen to like a crunchy top). Would make again.
I LOVE this bread! Have made this several times now and it's been perfect every time. My only modification was skipping the cloves and adding more cinnamon, because I didn't have any cloves around. I found the recipe as written was just right for one 9x5 loaf.
I used frozen pumpkin puree but didn't quite have enough so I substituted mashed banana. I also used 3/4c white flour, 3/4 c whole wheat flour, 1/4c wheat bran and 1/4c oat bran (extra dry ingredients to account for the moisture in the pumpkin). Some recipes don't do well with flour substitutions, but this one is great! My family loves it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Samhain Pumpkin Bread
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 61
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