Monday, October 11, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Yeast Bread

How was your weekend? Mine was busy, but I did find the time yesterday to throw all the ingredients into my breadmaker to make this delicious Spiced Pumpkin Yeast Bread! I got this recipe over at The Domestic Vegan. You can get her recipe here. I'll go ahead and warn you though...if you make this bread, the smell from the bread cooking will drive you crazy. My house was smelling so good as the bread was cooking. It was all I could do to wait until it was finished. Then I had to wait 20 minutes for it to cool, as suggested by Jessica at The Domestic Vegan. Those 20 minutes seemed like an eternity. It was well worth the wait though!

Her recipe called for the addition of raisins or cranberries, which was optional. I chose to put dried cranberries in mine. I wasn't too sure how pumpkin and cranberries would be together, but it was a perfect combination.

Since the weather has been a little warmer the last few days, I decided to make a peach smoothie for breakfast this morning. I used a cup of frozen peaches, 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, a handful of fresh spinach and almond milk to blend everything together.

I overslept a little this morning, so I didn't have time to fix my lunch. Since I didn't take my lunch to work, I chose to go for Chinese takeout. :o) I got my usual which was the mixed vegetables with tofu. And of course it was as delish as always. :o)



  1. That is the poofiest looking loaf of pumpkin bread EVER! Love it! :P

  2. I can imagine how heavenly that bread baking aroma must have smelt! What a gorgeous loaf...looks like a perfect texture inside too.

    The smoothie looks so soft, but with a good thickness to it.

  3. The bread looks so good. I love the smell of any bread baking, but this sounds extra special.

    Looks the the Chinese place got the order right this time! Yum.

  4. You're too nice to give that Chinese place your business again after they wronged you so horribly.

  5. That green smoothie is calling my name. ;-)

  6. Mm-mmm, everything looks good! That tofu looks like it's cooked perfectly. And, your bread is just beautiful.