Have you ever been really excited to find a recipe that you just knew was going to be delicious? Well, this was one of those recipes. I can never follow a recipe without making some slight changes but since doing the Alcat diet, I have no choice but to make substitutions when needed. The problem of late is that I am often not just making one recipe but several all at once because when I am “in” the kitchen, I am “in” for hours. So, I had some frozen pumpkin from last fall and decided I should use up. Here is the recipe that I followed…
1/2 c. non-hydrogenated margarine, Earth Balance or another similar brand
1/2 c. agave nectar
1/4 c. date sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/3 c. pumpkin puree
1 tsp. orange flavor
1 1/2 c. oat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3/4 c. pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking pan with non-baking spray.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, agave, date sugar, eggs, pumpkin and orange flavor.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, spices, sea salt and pecans.
Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Transfer mixture to the prepared loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
So, I followed the directions, made my substitutions, was careful to write down the changes that I made and stuck it in the oven and moved on to the next recipe I was making. About 10 minutes later, all of a sudden I realized I forgot to add the baking powder!! Oh no, too late to take it out and change it, so I had to just let it cook. Here it is…
So, as you can see, it is a little flat! Oh well, the flavor is delicious! I can’t wait to make it again with the baking powder!