Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Banana Double-Chocolate-Chip Walnut Cayenne Gingerbread. AKA 'Mo'

Hello everyone,

Tonight, April, David, and I succeeded in baking this amazingness called 
"Pumpkin Banana Double-Chocolate-Chip Walnut Cayenne Gingerbread"

Yes, it is an epic name.
and don't worry, it does its epic name proud.

We started from the recipe found here,
and modified it.
and named it, 'Mo'.
We were worried that we wouldn't be able to eat it once we named it,
but we shouldn't have worried.
In fact, the waiting process while it cooled had to be the most torturous 30 or so minutes of our lives...
well, David actually left the apartment, so perchance he wasn't as tortured,
but man... Abers and I had to employ every ounce of self control not to dig in before it cooled.

see what I mean?
look, how amazing this looks!

So here is the revised recipe of 'Mo'.

  • 2 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 medium overripe (almost black) bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup non fat milk
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • heaping 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the milk and the lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes (buttermilk substitute)
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla, and molasses. Whisk in the mashed bananas.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk substitute and yogurt
  7. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until almost fully moistened. Stir in half of the buttermilk substitute and yogurt mixture. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients, followed by the remaining buttermilk and yogurt. Stir until just fully moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips and the walnuts.
  8. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top to create an even surface.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 - 60 minutes.

the batter...
I realize this does not look incredibly appetizing,,, but trust me, it will transform into a swan...

Before and After of Mo!

See? Mo is beautiful!

The three bakers.
who said you couldn't have more than 1 cook in the kitchen.

More of Mo.
He is beautiful inside and out...  ok, maybe that's getting a bit weird now..
but the point is,
he is beautiful.
and delicious.
omg. so. delicious!


We hope you enjoy!
You will not be disappointed!
Let me know how he turns out for you  =)

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