Pumpkin Bread with Saffron Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bread with Saffron Cream Cheese Frosting is an eggless and delicious fall treat that's perfect during the holidays.
Diet Eggless, Vegan option, Gluten-free option.
Servings: 12 slices
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup oil any flavorless oil
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 chia eggs* 2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup pistachios chopped
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
saffron cream cheese frosting
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp hot milk
- 2 pinches of saffron
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Make the Pumpkin Bread
Make the chia egg - add 2 tbsp of chia seeds with 6 tbsp water. Mix well. Set aside for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens and a gel forms.
Add all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl - white flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix.
In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients - oil, pure pumpkin puree, vanilla, chia eggs, water, light brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix, but do not over mix.
Add the chopped pistachios and fold.
Transfer the pumpkin batter to a loaf pan.
Mix the 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp sugar to make a topping.
Top with the sugar topping. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
Pumpkin Bread is ready. Let it cool completely before frosting.
Make the Cream Cheese Saffron Frosting
Add room temperature unsalted butter and cream cheese to a large bowl.
Using an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.
Microwave a tablespoon of milk for about 30 seconds, or until warm. Once done, add saffron. The color will change to a light yellow.
Add the saffron milk to the frosting. Beat until light and creamy.
Your frosting is ready.
Once the bread cools, add the frosting to the bread. Slice and enjoy!
For a vegan option: use vegan butter and cream cheese for the frosting.
For a gluten-free option: replace the all-purpose white flour with gluten-free flour.
Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3446IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg