Pumpkin Walnut Snack Bread, a delightful Fall treat that is not overly sweet and made with super good ingredients!
It’s that time of year again when all the pumpkin-flavored everything (even floss!) are flooding the store shelves and taking over the internet. It is the biggest food-frenzy of the year and luckily it can come in many forms too!
We are food lovers at heart. Not because we need to eat to live, but rather because we live our lives madly in search for the next best meal. But when pumpkin season arrives, the craziness gets multiplied and goes far beyond the food isle.
What’s So Special About Pumpkin Flavor?
Hmm… the flavor itself!
And the flexibility to infuse this delicious flavor into so many things!
It doesn’t take much, pumpkin has a very distinct flavor, color and odor which makes it so easy to manipulate our favorite recipes into fall-inspired pumpkin recipes like this pumpkin roasted cauliflower, which adds quite a bit of flavor to what would otherwise be, a bland vegetable. And off course, all the baked goods like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin donuts!
Now with this Pumpkin Walnut Snack Bread the list is complete!
This Pumpkin Walnut Snack Bread includes your basic cake with fall inspired flavors such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, walnuts and off course pumpkin!
Not overly sweet and made with whole wheat flour, this delicious pumpkin snack bread has walnut pieces in every bite, and a super soft and moisture texture with deep flavors. Perfect for an afternoon snack, paired with a delicious pumpkin latte!
Pumpkin Walnut Snack Bread, a delightful Fall treat with super good ingredients!
- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp each, sea salt, cinnamon and baking soda
- 1/4 tsp each, ground ginger and allspice
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp orange zest + 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1 cup walnuts, divided
Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper
In a medium bowl add in the wheat flour, flaxseed, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and allspice. Whisk to combine
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, oil and maple syrup until well combined. Stir in orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
Pour flour mix into the wet ingredients and stir until no white streaks remain. Fold in 1/2 cup of walnuts
Pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick/ fork comes out clean when inserted into the center.
Remove from Oven. Top with remaining walnuts (optional). Allow bread to cool down before cutting into slices