Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

 We had a new neighbor move in next door and I was going to bring them a loaf of banana bread.  But we made a family decision that we were going to eat the banana bread and bring them pumpkin bread.  The decision based on the fact that we really want to eat the bread and the fact that some people don't like bananas but most people (other than my mother) love pumpkin because it mostly just tastes like cinnamon.  I got out my big jar of pumpkin from the pantry and I pulled out my recipe.  I have changed it for the large can of pumpkin to make 3 1/2 loaves.  Since I only have three loaf pans and one still had banana bread, I decided to make two large loaves, three small loaves and a 8x8 pan.

 Before I put them in the oven, I decided that I should make some strudel and put it on top of some of the bread to dress it up a little.  I looked everywhere for a good recipe for the strudel to try... isn't the Internet a great thing.  I added it to the 8x8 pan and one small loaf.

I renamed the one in the 8 x 8 baker, coffee cake pumpkin bread because of the nice crispy strudel top.  I will make this one again next time for sure!!!

Here are the two loaves that went to the new neighbor to enjoy.  She said that she likes pumpkin bread (and also banana bread) so she was looking forward to eating them.  Plus she got them hot out of the oven so that was a nice treat.  Her kids weren't home so I will take it on her word that she saved some for them but if I were her, I might have eaten one and told the kids that there was only one.

Here is the recipe so that you can try some yourself!!  Make sure that you use pure packed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.  My mom always goes to the store to get the pure packed pumpkin and ends up with the wrong can when she gets home so make sure you check and double check because you will be sad if you get all the ingredients and still can’t make this yummy bread.  Plus, like my mom, you would then be the family joke every holiday when it is time to do the shopping.  I hope that you try the recipe soon and let me know what you think!

Pumpkin Bread

Mix 1 c sugar and 1 c pumpkin, Add 2 eggs.  Mix well.

Add 1 tsp baking soda
        1 tsp baking powder
        1 tsp cinnamon

Stir in ½ c oil and 1 ½ c flour.  Mix well.

Or for whole large can

Mix 3 ½ c pumpkin and 3 ½ c sugar.  Add 7 eggs.  Mix well.

Add 3 ½ tsp baking soda
        3 ½ tsp baking powder
        3 ½ tsp cinnamon

Stir in 1 ¾ c oil and 5 ¼ c flour.  Mix well.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Strudel Topping adapted from here

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • Mix with a fork until it looks crumbly and top on bread before baking.

    Hope you enjoy this yummy breakfast and all the time treat!!

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