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