.Edible gifts are the best type of gifts, aren't they?
One of my favorite memories of college was my birthday freshman year. My mom truly wanted to make my birthday special so she sent me a care package (and has done so every year. Yes my mom is a super mom). In addition to my favorite chocolate covered gummy bears and starbucks gift card (college essentials I may argue), she prepared and sent me one of my favorite recipes. It was an old school sour cream coffee cake, made in a bundt pan. This cake might make world peace possible because I am 100% convinced that no one could be mad at anyone after eating this cake. The only way you could possibly be mad is if you DIDN'T receive a slice
Yeah, if that were to happen, I might have a personal vendetta against you.
Anyway, my mom sent me the care package because she is a goddess among mere mortals. The only problem was the package arrived to my school's package center on a Friday. It was also the very Friday I had chosen to go to a Phillies game in Philadelphia with friend and would not make it back in time to pick up the package before it closed for the weekend. Long story short, I had to bribe some other friends with sour cream coffee cake to pick up the package for me so the cake would not go bad.
And, dear friends, a story that ends with 6 girls exhausted from their travels on the floor of a dorm eating a coffee cake is a very happy ending indeed.
So, with the holiday season upon us, you might be wondering WHAT in heaven's name you are going to get your loved ones. Well, I am here to provide you with the PERFECT recipe that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters in your life. This pumpkin bread recipe is my go-to favorite quick bread to make. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and it takes no time to throw together. Also, because what says, "I love you a whole lot," more than homemade pumpkin bread? Not a whole lot. This is the very recipe I plan on sending some of my favorite people this holiday season. It is perfectly moist, yet super light, and chocked full of pumpkin-y cinnamon-y goodness. Plus, this loaf is vegan, which means it's practically a health food. You can leave the top plain, or you can trash it up like I did with chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds. Because why wouldn't you add chocolate, if given the opportunity? I developed the recipe to make two loafs, so that you can keep one for yourself (or both, you know, whatever floats your boat).
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
Makes 2 regular sized loaves.
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.