I knew when I made my Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf with Chocolate Glaze that the recipe could and should be customised to satisfy all my breakfast cake cravings. It’s so versatile and easy to make — definitely one of those recipes I can imagine passing down to my children someday. I’ve also had success freezing the loaf for later use, so this recipe is perfect if you want to save some for later or just have a loaf to pull out when you’re short on time but hungry for something homemade.
I find myself losing track of time, waiting for the weekend to come and then it goes by in a flash. Anybody else feel like this? I never used to buy this 9-to-5 ‘I don’t have time’ routine but now I totally understand it. Some time ago I read this article about how our ‘lifestyles have already been designed for us’ by corporate companies; I’d like to hear your thoughts about this.
But I don’t want to complain — in fact I have some exciting things coming up in my personal life in the near future. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, all will be revealed in the New Year! It will potentially mean that I won’t have tons of time to blog, but I’ll see if I can keep up with one recipe per week. One bit of good news I can share, though, (and already have through Instagram) is that I am graduating (with first class honours!!!) in about two weeks. My dad is coming up from South Africa for it, and my mum from England, so it’s super special and I will be spending the whole weekend with them.
If you try this Cranberry & Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf, let me know! Share your photos on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag me @clemcookiefairy, @thevegancookiefairy or @thecookiefairy respectively, using the hashtag #thevegancookiefairy. It makes my day to see your takes on my recipes 🙂
And as promised, more cat pictures! Mali does like the attention. I bought him a new cat scratching post with my first pay check (woohoo for money!), plus a little mouse toy. I’ve got his cat sitter sorted for Christmas too (thanks to my lovely friend and fellow cat lady, Vanessa). This is a photo from this past summer, on a day when the rain looked like falling glitter.
Cranberry & Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf
225g (1.5 cups) plain (wholemeal) flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (The Kitchn has a good recipe for it)
125ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
75ml (1/3 cup) coconut oil, melted
250ml (1 cup) pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
2 tbsp non-dairy milk of choice
50 (1.75 oz) cranberries
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and grease a loaf tin.
2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre; place all the wet ingredients in the well, then fold them in. Lastly, fold in the cranberries.
3. Pour the batter into the loaf tin, smoothing out the top with a spatula. Bake for 45 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or butter with nut/seed butter — it’s delicious!
Keep covered with a cloth or stored in the bread tin for up to 3 days. Can be frozen for up to a month.
I’d like to hear from you now. I plan on making some changes to thevegancookiefairy.com in the New Year and I’d like to know what YOU want to read here. More easy-to-freeze recipes? More cat pictures? More life updates from me? More raw recipes, or traditional desserts veganised? Leave a comment below letting me know what you want to see here!