I hope you all had a fabulous Easter. It is DAY 9 of Gluten Free Baking With KichenAid, and even though it is has been the Easter holidays and not the Christmas holidays, I still wanted to feature this delicious gluten free, nut free, soy free, vegan pumpkin bread that can really be enjoyed all year round. When I asked the fabulous Alisa Fleming from Go Dairy Free to contribute a recipe to this event in honour of our KitchenAid stand mixer giveaway, she sent through this "Gluten Free Vegan Holiday Pumpkin Bread" with a note that said, "Wrong holiday but here's a good recipe," to which I responded, "It is never the wrong holiday or day to enjoy pumpkin bread!" Then I tasted the recipe!! WOW!
This pumpkin bread is PHENOMENAL! Not only is it moist and flavourful, but it is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and soy free. I could attempt to describe how incredible this vegan pumpkin bread is, but instead I will quote Alisa's description of it, which more articulately does this recipe justice: "This pumpkin bread has a wonderfully tender (yet cohesive) crumb that hits the sweet spot in texture, not too moist, not too dry. I didn’t get out of control with the sugars, so though it is dessert-like, it’s also passable as a brunch-style treat. We loved snacking on it plain (especially when warm), or even slathered with some dairy-free margarine or nut butter."
Would you believe Alisa got this recipe perfect the first time? She claims it was the magic of the holidays on her side, but I think experience speaks volumes here! I have known about Alisa Fleming and her amazingly informative site, Go Dairy Free, for a long time now. I consider it my "go-to" place on the web for anything dairy free. If you are new to a dairy free lifestyle, or needing further information or inspiration about enjoying dairy free foods, THIS is the place! You can find a guide for dairy substitutes, help with dining out, a guide for dairy free shopping, dairy free health information, personal "dairy free success" stories, product reviews, dairy free allergy free recipes, dairy free eBooks, dairy free product lists, and so much more. Alisa's book, "Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living", is a fantastically comprehensive, well-researched dairy free bible!
Alisa is a wealth of knowledge about dairy free living and allergy free foods! USE HER, and check out her fantastic site! I was so excited when we began working together as regular contributors to The Balanced Platter. I had been wanting to meet her ever since I found Go Dairy Free, and was thrilled when we became officially connected. She is such a cool lady, and a fabulous writer; I LOVE reading her posts. She has a great turn of phrase and a fantastic sense of humour. She is also a fabulous cook!
Trust me, give this gluten free, vegan pumpkin bread a go and just TRY stopping at one piece. It is absolutely TO DIE FOR!!!
Thanks Alisa! You ROCK!