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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pumpkin Bread


Today I am going to share with you my Pumpkin Bread recipe. Isn't it just mouth-watering?

Conversation with my fiancé after making this for Thanksgiving:
Him: "You should have made 5 loaves."
Me: "Why? So you could have a loaf to yourself?"
Him: "Only 1 loaf?"
Growing up I did not like pumpkin pie. I'm still not that into it. I don't know why, I just am not that crazy for pumpkin pie. I wasn't much into anything pumpkin.

A coworker a couple of years ago brought in a couple of loaves of pumpkin bread. I LOVE bread. I also LOVE the spices that go into pumpkin recipes. I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of cinnamon. I tried her pumpkin bread and fell in love. As soon as I got home, I looked up a recipe for myself.

This is the recipe I found. I've given the short directions first so you can  copy and paste to your digital cookbook (I use Evernote as my digital cookbook!) or printing. Scroll down for more detailed directions with pictures, my source and some alternate recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 (16 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin

Directions

  1. Preheated oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl; stir into creamed mixture a little at a time.
  5. Stir in pumpkin.
  6. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until bread tests done.

More Detailed Directions

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients Pumpkin Bread Ingredients minus the eggs.

Cream butter and sugar Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. My butter was still a little cool, so it doesn't look super creamy in the picture.
Mix in eggs Mix in eggs and set aside.Mix dry ingredients In a separate bowel, mix the dry ingredients.
Stir in dry ingredients Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture a little at a time, stirring as you go.Texture should be like cookie dough The texture should be like cookie dough once the dry ingredients are in.
Add pumpkin Add pumpkin...and mix ...and mix until it is a uniform consistency. It should resemble cake batter now.
Pour into two loaf pans and bake Pour into two greased loaf pans and bake for 1 hour. You can test that it is done by sticking a toothpick in it. The toothpick should come out clean. I never have toothpicks in my house, so I end up using a chop stick, fork or knife.Enjoy yummy pumpkin bread! Enjoy yummy pumpkin bread!

Pumpkin Bread by ngnrdgrl.wordpress.com


Pumpkin Bread IV
Pumpkin Bread IV from allrecipes.com

Source 

Source: I got this recipe from Pumpkin Bread 2 from allrecipe.com. However, it looks like that recipe may not be there anymore. The link now takes me to Pumpkin Pie Bread, which has different ingredients then my original source. There are several different versions of pumpkin bread on this site. I can't remember why I chose this one over the others. I usually look at the ratings and popularity of a recipe. Then I take a look at the comments. The comments usually have great tips on how people improved the recipe.

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8 comments:

  1. dianaramblesdotcomDecember 6, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    WOW! That looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.

    Diana

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  2. Thank you! It is super yummy. I'll definitely try to stop by your Pin Me Linky Party. I am trying to regularly contribute to link parties (including yours!). :D

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  3. Oh yum, this looks WONDERFUL! I'll have to try it. :-) Stopping by from the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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  4. It is very yummy! OH, I just realized. I JUST posted on your birch bark vase. Haha. :)

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  5. Just joined your winter linky party. :D

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  6. Your pumpkin bread looks so moist and delish! Great pics!! Thanks so much for sharing at our Winter Wonders and Holiday Happenings link party. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Tuula :)

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  7. Thank you!!! You have a good weekend too! :)

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