It's been a while since I've posted a random recipe, so I thought it was about time for something food-related. Here's a bit of baking that's quite popular around our house. It's an adaptation of a recipe I originally found in Pillsbury's The Complete Book Of Baking.
3/4 c. flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
1/2 c. whole wheat flour (traditional whole wheat or white whole wheat)
1/2 c. quinoa flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 c. water
1.5 cups sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. oil
Preheat the oven to 350.
Grease a 9x5 pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flours, baking soda, salt, and spices. (You can experiment with your spice mix -- I've used up to 2 tsp. cinnamon along with the nutmeg; sometimes I also add ground ginger and/or ground cloves.)
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, water, sugar, pumpkin, and oil.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine well.
Put the batter in a greased 9x5 pan. Bake for about 70 minutes.
Let cool 5 to 10 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan (run a knife around the pan edges first, so the bread doesn't stick to the pan). For best results, let the bread cool a while before you slice it (it will slice better that way) -- but it does definitely taste particularly wonderful when it's still warm!