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Sourdough Pumpkin Bread/Muffins

Isn't so much of life colored by our perspective? Keep things cozy this fall and winter with creative colorful words and tasty nourishing pumpkins treats! Enjoy! Makes 1 standard size loaf or 16 to 18 muffins.

Course Breads, Breakfast, Snacks
Author Erin

Ingredients

Souring

Baking

Instructions

Souring

  1. Combine flour, pumpkin, sourdough starter, and milk in a medium sized bowl.
  2. The dough will be think.
  3. Cover with a towel and a plate and allow to sit at room temperature for 6 to 8 hours (or overnight for a morning bake).

Baking

  1. When the souring time is complete, preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the bottom of your baking vessel of choice.
  2. In a small bowl combine melted butter, sucanat, eggs, spices and sea salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour on top of your soured dough and thoroughly combine. I like using my hands for this task. I feel it keeps the batter from becoming overly mixed and gives me a chance to break up any thicker portions of dough with my fingers.
  5. Sprinkle baking soda and baking powder onto the dough.
  6. Stir to incorporate.
  7. Add any optional ingredients you desire.
  8. Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.***

  9. Bake loaves for about 70 minutes, but check after 55 minutes to see how things are coming along and to cover if needed. Adding fresh fruit may increase your baking time.
  10. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before tipping out onto a cooling rack.
  12. Once completely cool store in a covered container on the counter, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Delicious on its own or served with butter, homemade jam, or my favorite, a slice of cheese! Enjoy!

 

*Add sweetener to taste. 2/3 cup makes an only slightly sweet loaf.

 

**Optional add ins: dried cranberries, crispy nuts, unsweetened coconut, carob/chocolate chips (or these no-sugar, stevia-sweetened chocolate chips), 1/3 cup cocoa powder.

 

***Wonderful as muffins!
Sour as instructed for bread.
When the souring time is complete, preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare muffin tins.
Mix and combine as instructed for bread.
Add any optional ingredients you desire.
Pour the batter into greased muffin cups or lined muffin tins.
Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to rest for a few minutes before tipping out onto a cooling rack.