vegan

Pumpkin Bread

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When I think of Fall potlucks, I think of anything with pumpkin and spices.  This Pumpkin Bread recipe has been in my family for years and it’s a great choice for your fall potlucks. Pumpkin and applesauce make it extra moist on the inside with a crunchy crust on the outside!

I prefer it with the raisins and walnuts, but it’s equally as good without.   It is a vegan recipe and can also easily be converted to gluten-free using a gluten-free flour (I highly recommend Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour).

Ingredients:

3 cups canned pumpkin

1 cup applesauce

4 cups white sugar

1 cup oil

5 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 cups raisins, optional

2 cups nuts, optional

In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, applesauce, white sugar, and oil.  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Add in the optional raisins and nuts.

Pour into greased loaf pans.  This recipe makes 3 to 4 regular-sized loaves.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.  Start checking them at one hour.  If you’re using mini loaf pans, start checking them at 30 minutes.

Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  It will get extra brown and crunchy around the edges, which is what you want!  Let cool completely and wrap in foil until potluck time.  Serve with a side of butter or other spread (like pumpkin spice cream cheese!).

 

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Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

This is Janae’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan potluck salad!  Pomegranate seeds, beets, almonds, and mint are tossed with butter lettuce and balsamic dressing  to create this delicious and truly Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad.

Ingredients:

1 bag pre-washed butter lettuce

1 container pomegranate seeds

8 oz. steamed, peeled, and chopped baby beets (you can buy pre-steamed and peeled beets at Trader Joe’s)

1/8 cup sliced raw almonds

4 – 6 sprigs mint leaves, washed and torn with stems removed

Balsamic Vinaigrette –  Check the label on your dressing and make sure your dressing is gluten-free and dairy free!

Empty out the contents of the butter lettuce into a bowl.  Top with the pomegranate seeds, baby beets, almonds, and mint leaves.  Toss with balsamic vinaigrette and serve!