I found this tasty sounding and healthier alternative to holiday treats on Frugal Veggie Mama. Frugal Veggie Mama indicates it's from Secor Farms but I couldn't find it on their website. Perhaps she picked it up while visiting the place. No matter. I'm going to make these soon. I might replace some of the oil with unsweetened applesauce and some of the sugar with brown rice syrup. I will let you know what happens.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread or Muffins (this is from a local pumpkin farm, Secor Farms, again with some minor variations from the original)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup soymilk
let stand for 5 minutes.
1 cup cooked pumpkin puree
2 Tbs flaxseed meal whisked with 4 Tbs water
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
In a seperate bowl combine:
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice (ginger will work in a pinch)
Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture. Mix until well
Optional add ins:
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup rasins or dates
Turn batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or
until toothpick comes out clean. For muffins bake 20-25 minutes or
until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.