Well this one is definitely worth sharing!! It’s simple and it’s delicious. There are all different combinations you can use as you will see in the recipe below, for mine I used a combination of grated pumpkin, grated carrot, dates and walnuts. Then before I popped it into the oven I chopped up some extra walnuts and put them on top as well as pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Very moist and light using whatever you have on hand.
Use It All Loaf
- 150g (1cup) self-raising flour
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1/4 salt
- 1 tsp ground spice or cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice (I used my jar labelled mixed spice)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup (110g) castor (superfine) or raw sugar
- 150ml sunflower or good quality vegetable oil
- 300g grated fruit or vegetables – apple, pumpkin, pear, beetroot, carrot, zucchini
- 75g pantry strays, plus extra on top – choc-chips, seeds, dried fruits or a combination of nuts
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a small loaf tin, the recipe says 23cm loaf (bar) tin with baking paper.
Put your flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and ground spice in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
This is a great tool I use for baking where you want to be careful not to over mix like mufffins etc. And where the recipe states to fold the ingredients, it’s a wonderful gadget.
In a separate bowl beat together eggs and sugar until pale, thick and frothy.
Slowly add the oil and continue to beat for a few more minutes until smooth and well combined. Add your grated fruit or vegetables and stir to combine.
Fold the wet mixture into the dry mix, adding your choice of pantry strays. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and scatter a few extra nuts or seeds over the top.
Bake for 50-60 mins ( mine took a bit longer, I think it would depend on the fruit etc. and the moisture content, plus I used my smallest loaf tin which can make the cooking time longer, however the end result always ends up nice and moist) I would just keep checking after 50 mins and use your skewer to make sure it’s cooked right through.
This loaf will last well-wrapped for up to a week (I know mine seems to get better each day!)
Some of the suggested combinations to try are:
- Pumpkin (squash), apple, ground ginger, pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- Beetroot (Beet), pear, allspice and choc-chip
- Zucchini (courgette), apple and hazelnut
Such a practical and tasty recipe : )
Aren’t they beautiful!! If you are able to plant a pomegranate tree I highly recommend you do. The fruit is not only delicious, it is one of the healthiest foods on the planet!! They tree itself is very hardy and gets the most beautiful and vibrant flowers. The fruit is said to reduce your risk of various illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. It is full of vitamins, so a great fruit to have in your backyard.