Pumpkin Spice & Oat Loaf
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I look forward to when the weather gets a little cooler, and the leaves turn to bright colors of red, orange, and yellow. Along with these environmental changes comes a shift in our palates as well, and with this comes Pumpkin Spice season. In my book, it is one of the highlights of the season, and Pumpkin Spice season wouldn’t be what it is without a Pumpkin Spice & Oat Loaf. What better to go with your Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte than Pumpkin Spice Oat & Loaf? Its hearty, filling, spicey, super versatile, and so yummy! Top it off with some almond butter for a quick mid-afternoon snack or even drizzle a little molasses, vegan yogurt, and peaches for a dessert.
It’s pumpkin spice pandemonium out there!! It is everywhere! It has taken over the market, and everyone is talking about it. Most food companies launch some version of a PSL flavoring. There is a reason that a good portion of us go a little pumpkin spice coucou. It is just so deliciously addictive. Talk about the perfect combination of sweet and spicey. Granted that a lot of these flavorings have gone overboard on the pumpkin spice, it seems like almost every food company wants to cash in on the craze. Eventually, we all get oversaturated, the pumpkin spice craze hibernates. Until then, let’s enjoy it.
Pumpkins are a wonderfully flavored squash with so much nutrition. It is loaded in vitamin A, C, and beta carotene. These are all great for better eye health, skin health, and are all-powerful antioxidants to help fight cancer. Research has shown that those who eat larger Beta-Carotene amounts may have a lower risk of getting cancer. 1 All-in-all, it is a pretty healthy vegetable, which is probably why it is so sinfully addictive.
This recipe was pretty straightforward and makes for a great versatile snack, breakfast, or dessert that you can make wonderful edible creations with. Slap on some vegan yogurt with a little molasses and some pecans or top it with some vanilla nice cream, and it is a decadent dessert. I would love to see your edible creation that you have made. Please post them in the comments section. Happy PSL!
Pumpkin Spice & Oat Loaf
- A loaf pan 9¼ in x 5¼ in
- Flax egg (2 Tbsp flax + 4 tbsp water)
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ⅔ cup brown sugar packed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp agar powder
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1½ cups gluten-free flour blend
- Preheat oven to 375 F 190 C and line your loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Prepare your flax eggs in a large mixing bowl and add pumpkin, maple syrup, and grapeseed oil then whisk to combine.
- Next, add brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice, oats and flour and stir until well combined. If it appears too wet, add in another couple Tbsp of flour. It should thick yet pourable.
- Empty contents into your loaf pan and bake for 40-47 minutes or until toothpick or knife comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let set in pan for at least 10, then slice. Enjoy!
Obenschain, C. (2020, September). 6 Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin. Retrieved September 17, 2020, from https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/6-surprising-health-benefits-of-pumpkin