Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zucchini to Apples to Pumpkin

The food our family eats depends much upon what we are harvesting. We had zucchini everything for awhile and then apple everything and today we start in on our pie pumpkins.

This morning I peeled and cut into our first Pie Pumpkin, separated the seeds out – some to roast and some to save for next year’s planting.

The pumpkin flesh was then cut into pieces and boiled in water until soft. Drain the water and then mash the pumpkin and use in your favorite recipe.

Here is the Pumpkin Bread recipe:
(Makes one medium loaf or three mini pans)

In a large mixing bowl blend liquid ingredients together:

1/4 C. Oil

1 C honey

2 eggs

1 C pumpkin

In medium mixing bowl thoroughly blend dry ingredients:

1 3/4 C. whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/4 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1 1/2 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/4 t. ground clove

Blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until thoroughly combined. I added 3/4 C. chocolate chips and 1/2 C. oats to this recipe.

Fill greased an and bake large pan at 325 degrees for 55 minutes - for the mini pans, I would guess about 35 minutes (until tester comes out clean).

On a side note ~
We all had a good laugh this morning when Abraham clipped himself on the nose with the play clips. I missed snapping a picture of the moment but the laughter will remain within us today.
Have a happy day.
Warm wishes,


  1. Mmmmm! Your recipe sounds delicious ... thanks so much for sharing :-)

  2. Mmm...sounds like a good recipe! I'm a big lover of pumpkins...squash...all that. Can't wait to start them next year, last year we had no room! How do you roast your pumpkin seeds? Do you flavor them at all?

  3. We're enjoying our pumpkin goods right now too. Pumpkin pancakes are a perennial favorite. :) Happy pumpkin-eating!

  4. Oh, Joy - pumpkin pancakes sound great.
    For the pumpkin seeds i just mix with a bit of olive oil and salt and spread on a cookie sheet - bake at 350 for just 5 minutes or so...
    They taste a bit like popcorn.
    Warm wishes. Tonya

  5. I love anything pumpkin. Your recipe sounds delicious!

  6. I am with Lisa, anything Pumpkin is a favorite. Thank you for sharing the recipe, it looks wonderful

  7. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have never been a huge pumpkin baker, but I do love eating pumpkin pie...and roasted seeds!

  8. Thanks for the recipe....I will try it....I needed a new pumpkin pie recipe, and we have lots of honey right now!

  9. Thanks for the pumpkin recipe. We have tons of pumpkins right now, and I'm not sure what to do with them.

  10. We must cook very similarly. My pumpkin bread recipe is exactly same as yours :) Always a treat for the kids.