Failed Pumpkin Oat Spice Bread (Gluten Safe Recipe)
Well it isn’t often you look up failed recipes but I am posting this because I would like others input! I made this yesterday and it seemed to be going well but it really didn’t come out like I thought it should. It was very heavy and dense. It was almost too moist. I did take pictures along the way but the end product was not pretty and I was let down thus no picture. So here it goes this is how I did it:
I steamed a small pumpkin, scooped out the meat from the skin.
I placed the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisked together.
I made my own oat flour by processing oats in my little food processor, you can also do this in your blender.
In a separate bowl I mixed all the wet ingredients together blending well.
Then I slowly mixed the wet and dry ingredients together.
I placed the batter in a lightly greased loaf pan and baked it at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup whole oats
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons molasses
It smelled amazing of course while baking and I checked to see if it was done by poking it with a knife to see if it came out clean. I was disappointed with the size of the bread, it hardly rose. It came out more like bread pudding but tasted amazing!
We decided to crumble it over vanilla ice cream. I know that not using a flour with gluten does make a difference in texture. I am wondering if the amount of wet ingredients should be decreased & the amount of flour increased.
I was using mayonnaise as an egg substitute but perhaps 2 tablespoons would have been enough. I also noticed the pumpkin was very damp from steaming it and perhaps I should have strained it a bit before measuring out a cup.
Is there anybody out there willing to guest post or comment to this recipe to help me out? I am going to try this again today with the changes I mentioned above.