For the last couple of weeks I've been feeling the pressure. My grandmother has moved into our house, into a little in-law apartment. My dancing time has increased due to a show that is coming up (just around the corner!) and my responsibilities at home have pretty much doubled due to everyone being just terribly busy. So when it comes to making yummy food that will not take a long time to make for treats for the family, I turn right to baking mixes. And since I still have the Little Bay Baking mixes to use, I tested out three over the weekend while my aunt and uncle were visiting. First up was the pumpkin bread mix!
I have two special bread loves and one is pumpkin bread! I was so excited to make this because every time I have tried to make a pumpkin bread that is gluten and dairy-free it flops big time. But now this time I would have success. I cracked open the bag and read over the directions. All I needed was a cup of pumpkin, oil, and eggs. Easy enough! I took a whiff of the flour mix and realized how much I loved cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh my two favorite scents. Can we bottle that up in a cologne for men? My boyfriend would be in big trouble!
I mixed everything up and tossed it in the oven. I reported to my grandmother and aunt the bread was in the oven and they were thrilled. The whole house began to take on the scent of the bread, filling the air with this amazing nutmegy smell. I could barely wait for the timer to go off. My grandmother came over to ask twice if it was ready because she could smell it from her kitchen. My mother came home sick from work and before she hacked her way up the stairs she stood in the kitchen amazed at the scent there.
Finally the timer went off! I let it cool for about five minutes in the pan, then tipped it out to slice up for everyone. The bread was a tiny bit on the soft side and therefore could have left in the oven for a few more minutes, but who could wait that long? The verdict? Out of this world. Possibly the best pumpkin bread I have ever eaten. Every single person who ate the bread loved it. My niece, aunt, grandmother, mother (even sick loved it), my little Peanut. Everyone! It was gone as soon as it was cut and sliced.
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This is a third party review by Go Dairy Free reviewer Amy B. Little Bay Baking products are popping up in natural food stores, but you can also purchase directly from them online. To find a store near you or to order, visit the Little Bay Baking website.