No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cake

  • 3 ½ Cups Whole Wheat PASTRY Flour  Bobs Red Mill here OR All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/4  Cups Raw Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda 
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground *Nutmeg
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Pure Pumpkin 
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 4 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Avocado or Grapeseed Oil
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup Natural Smooth Peanut Butter

Step One

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. In another bowl, stir together the pumpkin, eggs, whites, oil, water and peanut butter. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until just incorporated. 

Step Two

Pour into TWO greased and parchment paper lined 9 x 5 loaf pans. Bake for 60 – 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the pans comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

*Grating nutmeg yourself makes SUCH a big difference in its aroma and taste. Nutmeg has aromatic volatile oils that evaporate quickly after grinding. When you grate or grind it yourself, you get as much of the flavor as possible. I use a microplane and just grate the amount I need for a recipe, placing the rest of the nutmeg back in the jar – ready for the next recipe.

No. 3 : Get Creative

Since this cake is not super sweet, its a great addition to the breakfast table, the afternoon cup of tea OR dessert. Packed with fiber from the pumpkin, protein from the peanut butter and eggs, its a better-for-you treat that everyone will love to share.

No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week

Cascinetta Vietti Moscato
Piedmont Italy
About $17

Time to try REAL moscato – hold your preconceived idas about it -Vietti Moscato D’Asti is not your average Moscato d’Asti! This Italian winery makes some the best Moscato d’Asti around, and it’s a magical pairing for the rich spicy goodness of this bread. It has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. When you taste, your mouth is filled with a delicious slight sparkle, fruit flavors and light acidity. Definitely a home run with less-sugary holiday desserts. (One of my favorite pairings with Panettone, too.)

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