Nooo not for Christmas ..(well they are predicting snow here tomorrow) but for Pumpkin Bread. I never really was a fan of pumpkin flavours but I find as I get older my taste buds have matured along with the grey in my hair. So I wanted to make something pumpkin like and feel like I succeeded. No really I did. If you have not tried my pumpkin bread you really really should. It is yummy! I will add a picture tomorrow of it. We all ate it so fast I never got to take one. I also am thawing my first test loaf from freezer so I will let you know how well it freezes. For now here is the recipe.
2 1/3 cup AP Flour ( I use Kinnikinik it has Guar Gum in it so if you do not use it you may have to fiddle with consistency)
1 cup coconut flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice (recipe to follow)
1/4 tsp guar gum
3/4 tsp xantham gum
1 15oz can of pumpkin pie filling (be careful that its gluten free)
2/3 to 1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Mix all your dry ingredients together. You want to make sure the gums are distributed evenly and you may need to sift the coconut flour as it has a tendency to bind and lump. Blend all your wet ingredients together and add dry to it. Your dough will be quite thick. Add in chocolate chips. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for 60 minutes or until done. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before removing from pan and let cool on wire racks. Do not cut until completely cooled. It can sit on counter for 4 days. I will let you know how it thaws tomorrow.
******* This recipe thaws and freezes really well. Dont hesitate to make ahead of time.********