I heart Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix. If you are new to the gluten-free world, Pamela’s is a must-purchase for you. This is an easy go-to mix for making pancakes, waffles, chocolate chip cookies, and other yummy treats. The folks at Pamela’s have a great recipe and you can add minimal ingredients to their base mix in order to make a delicious baked good.
While I love experimenting with my own flour combinations when baking gluten-free, sometimes you just need something quick and easy. Pamela’s is just that…oh, and it tastes yummy too. Even my brother, who is the biggest gluten-eater I know, loves homemade chocolate chip cookies with Pamela’s.
Another thing I heart is baking with pumpkin. Pumpkin muffins , pumpkin cookies , and pumpkin bread are all at the top of my list of favorite sweets, especially as we enter the cool weather months. I find that baking with pumpkin adds moistness (for a lack of a better word) and sponginess to gluten-free treats. Last week, I wanted to make a quick and easy pumpkin bread and I found this recipe on Pamela’s website. Perfect! I didn’t even make the Crumble Nut Topping and it was delicious. I also like making this pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, if I really want to please my sweet tooth. Since I was serving the pumpkin bread with soup, I went the more savory route and omitted the chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Nut Topping
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1-1/3 cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans)
Beat together butter, sugar, egg, and pumpkin. Add remaining bread ingredients and mix together. Gently mix in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased loaf pan (8 x 4). Mix nut topping ingredients and smooth evenly over batter to the edges. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or when toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.