Alright so this Saturday my girlfriend and I decided to bake up some glorious Fair Trade pumpkin bread. Now before we get started, there is no such thing as Fair Trade pumpkins. But a good number of general baking ingredients are made under Fair Trade standards. We found all of our Fair Trade ingredients at the local Whole Foods store. This recipe makes about two large loaves.
- 3 cups white Fair Trade sugar*
- 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. Fair Trade vanilla extract*
- 3.5 cups of all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 9 oz. bag of Fair Trade chocolate chips*
- 2 tsp. ground Fair Trade cinnamon*
- 1 tsp. Fair Trade nutmeg*
- 1 tsp. salt
* =Fair Trade
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, and grease two large bread pans.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs together. Then add in everything else except the chocolate chips. Beat until smooth. Then fold in chocolate chips.
Pour mix evenly into the two greased pans. Put the pans in the oven for 1 hour, and enjoy a few of your favorite pumpkin beers while you wait.
Make sure the loaves are cooked all of the way through. If they are not done cooking just put them back in the oven for five or ten minutes. When you know they are done cooking, leave them in the pan to cool for a while before touching them.
If you did everything right they should look like this! Hope you enjoy this easy Fair Trade recipe.
Contributed by Louis Donaghue, Fair Trade Intern