In Food on Sunday 12th Aug, 2018

Super-easy spiced pumpkin bread

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A delicious pairing for your afternoon tea cuppa!

Banana bread and fruit loaves may be a popular snack right across the world, but this super-tasty recipe is the perfect alternative if you’re fancying something new.

By adding in varying spices to the sweet pumpkin mix the entire dish now has a new, warm flavour. It tastes equally delicious either toasted or fresh and with a little bit of butter spread over the top to really set it off. Slice it up and serve with a cup of tea or coffee to make your afternoon tea even more enjoyable!


  • 1 1/4 cups white spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup macadamia oil
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • Icing sugar, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 21cm x 11cm loaf pan. Line with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add almond meal and sugar. Stir well to combine. 
  3. Add mashed pumpkin to separate bowl. In a large jug, whisk eggs together with macadamia oil and vanilla. Pour over pumpkin. Stir to combine. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Use back of spoon to smooth over top. Bake for 40 minutes until cooked through and lightly golden. Leave to cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and slice into even servings. Serve.