Haha, that title sounds very biblical to me. Turning two loafs into many and the "Last Day." Haha, or maybe that's just me...
Point is, though nature's bounty does not end in November, many farmers markets do (which is sad because collards! celeriac! rutabagas!) and so does my farm-linked food pantry. The pantry continues to give out food but the produce comes from other channels than our organic farm. There was more than one person I got pretty close with at the pantry over this six month period, so to thank them, I baked two loafs: Happy Herbivore's gingerbread loaf and this chocolate pumpkin loaf from Isa Moskowitz.
I've made the HH loaf before. This time I used the recommended pumpkin rather than applesauce. It's actually funny because the two loaves (how many more times can I say that word in this post?) shared a lot of similar ingredients, which made making them both a lot easier.
The chocolate-pumpkin loaf is low-fat, using only 2 TBS of coconut oil. It is made a bit more decadent by including chocolate chips. I used large baking chunks for this.
And, as with all HH recipes, this loaf is completely added oils free. As mentioned, the moistness comes from pumpkin and molasses.
I cut the loaves in half and gave two volunteers one half of each. They both seemed very pleased, but though my personal preference would have been for the chocolate loaf, I'm glad I included the gingerbread. As I believe I've said before, the demographic of this pantry is largely Caribbean and they seem to enjoy the spiciness of ginger.
Anyway, I really enjoyed my time at the food pantry, although it was occasionally frustrating. I hope the clients continue to be pleased with the vegetable selections and visit the farmers market I told them about! First you eat your vegetables, then you may have your sweets.