So. . . as I mentioned before, I'm on this weird agonizing 4-week+ diet to try to figure out where I got a skin rash. So my naturopath doctor put me on both a non-mucus forming diet AND a candida-controlling diet, just to cover all bases and insure that I will have absolutely none of my favorite foods to eat for the next month. :-P Anyway, I've been craving anything close to bread, and specifically wanted to try a pumpkin recipe, so I tweaked another recipe, and here's what I got.
Original recipe was the following banana bread recipe (bananas are a no-no on this diet):
2/3 cup oil or butter
1 cup honey
5 ripe, mashed bananas
3 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
Then I did some tweaking and tried this instead:
Eggless, Milk-less, Soy-less, Butter-less, Sugar-less, Yeast-less, Refined-Flour-less Pumpkin Bread
2/3 cup olive oil (I'm not allowed butter, and I try to stay away from soy - hence most/all vegetable oils - because of some concerns as to the effects of consuming a lot of it)
1 cup maple syrup (I'm not allowed any sweetener - even honey - except 100% pure maple syrup)
1/4 c flaxseed, ground and then whipped up in blender with 3/4 c water (I'm not allowed eggs, so this is the best substitute)
1 large can (3 - 3 1/2 cups) pumpkin
3 1/2 c whole wheat flour (Only whole grains allowed)
2 1/4 t baking soda (No yeast allowed)
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t allspice
Whip together oil and syrup; add flaxseed stuff, and blend. Mix in pumpkin. Whisk together dry ingredients and add slowly to batter. Spoon batter into 2 large loaf pans. Bake for 50ish minutes at 350 degrees.
Overall, not bad considering the restrictions I had on ingredients. Not spectacular either, but wow, did it taste good considering I was craving bread! I'll take what I can get :-). It was sort of dense, but not brick-like. It was moist enough, at least in its almost-fresh-from-the-oven state, but it definitely wasn't extremely sweet. But um, when the sweetener is $4/cup, I'm not exactly going to be using it in abundance :-P. Overall, not bad if you ever find yourself in the same situation. I even was able to resist all the voices in my head telling me to slather butter all over the bread I was eating. It was hard, but I did it :-).