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Pumpkin Bread
17 votes


A good breakfast bread; if you use fructose, then its ok for diabetics, too.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1 cup white spelt flour (or 1/2 white, 1/2 whole spelt)
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup turbinado sugar (or 1/2 cup fructose such as Estee brand)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (non-aluminum)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup walnut (or canola) oil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup canned (or fresh mashed) pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup chopped up raisins or prunes
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 335 degrees
  2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients
  5. Make a well in dry ingredient bowl and mix wet ingredients into dry, until just combined (don't overmix)
  6. Pour mixture into the sprayed loaf pan
  7. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes or until it tests done (insert a toothpick - it should come out clean).
  8. Loosen edges, let sit in pan for about 10 minutes, then turn over and take bread out.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Pumpkin1 B B N N A N B B
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Oat Flour2 ,5 B N B B B N N A
Molasses  B N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Raisin1 ,2 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Prune/Prune Juice1 ,3 B B N A N N B B

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut Oil1 ,2 B B B B N B N B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a good omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acid ratio.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 11, 2011 at 11:37 PM By: Joe